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DS is only 8 weeks old but he has started drooling like crazy (even makes him cough a bit) and he has his fist in his mouth all the time, trying to gnaw on it, even after a long nursing session... Could he be teething this early? What are some other signs?<br><br>
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My DS, at 8 weeks on the dot, started: being fussy for unknown reasons, sleeping a lot more lightly, nursing to sleep and for comfort (he had never really comfort nursed until then, only would nurse very efficiently for about 5-6 minutes and be done), coughing at times when reclining or lying down because of the drool collecting in the back of his throat, gnawing on his hands and trying to shove his fist in his mouth (sometimes WHILE nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ), and went from having "normal" breastfed poop to having really runny, mucousy poop, sometimes with green blobs. All of these things have been pretty consistent for the past 5 weeks; some of them come and go, some are a near constant occurrence. Our DD got about 4 teeth at 5 months exactly; the pedi who saw her at her 4-month WBV pooh-poohed the idea she could be teething when we asked about it - she even checked in his mouth to look/feel and said she really didn't think so. But obviously she was, since it can take months of teething to actually produce teeth. So, even though babies do discover their hands and start producing a lot more drool etc. around this time, it doesn't mean it's NOT teething. I would say if your DC was having any unexplained fussiness/discomfort/crankiness on top of the symptoms you named already, there definitely is a chance of teething...It used to drive us crazy with DD because she was ALWAYS fussy, but she was also always teething. Hyland's Teething Tablets were a lifesaver for us - unfortunately, we didn't discover them until she already had 8 teeth at 8 months, so we all suffered until then! We have a 3-month WBV for DS tomorrow (different pedi than DD's), so we were going to ask her what she thought. I'll let you know what she says. HTH...
 

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Could be...but most kids just find their hands and like to chew them.<br><br>
If he is upset at all you can try some homeopathic teeting tabs or homeopathic chamomile. It can't hurt if you think he needs it.
 

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My BIL had a cousin who was born with a tooth so it is possible that very very very young babies can be teething.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS, at 8 weeks on the dot, started: being fussy for unknown reasons, sleeping a lot more lightly, nursing to sleep and for comfort (he had never really comfort nursed until then, only would nurse very efficiently for about 5-6 minutes and be done), coughing at times when reclining or lying down because of the drool collecting in the back of his throat, gnawing on his hands and trying to shove his fist in his mouth (sometimes WHILE nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ), and went from having "normal" breastfed poop to having really runny, mucousy poop, sometimes with green blobs. All of these things have been pretty consistent for the past 5 weeks; some of them come and go, some are a near constant occurrence. Our DD got about 4 teeth at 5 months exactly; the pedi who saw her at her 4-month WBV pooh-poohed the idea she could be teething when we asked about it - she even checked in his mouth to look/feel and said she really didn't think so. But obviously she was, since it can take months of teething to actually produce teeth. So, even though babies do discover their hands and start producing a lot more drool etc. around this time, it doesn't mean it's NOT teething. I would say if your DC was having any unexplained fussiness/discomfort/crankiness on top of the symptoms you named already, there definitely is a chance of teething...It used to drive us crazy with DD because she was ALWAYS fussy, but she was also always teething. Hyland's Teething Tablets were a lifesaver for us - unfortunately, we didn't discover them until she already had 8 teeth at 8 months, so we all suffered until then! We have a 3-month WBV for DS tomorrow (different pedi than DD's), so we were going to ask her what she thought. I'll let you know what she says. HTH...</div>
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Poor Babies. My son had two teeth bye the time he was 6 months and I thought that was intense.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Both of my boys were born with teeth all the way in - it's never too early to teethe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My son is 5.5 months old, and he has 6 teeth. Looking back, I think the intense teething started around 3 months.<br><br>
So, yes, it's early, but it's possible.
 

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Thanks for the input mamas! My hunch is he is starting to teethe. Last night was a rough one and gassiness was not the source of his frustration for a change. He was coughing and gagging on drool all night. I do have the teething tablets and they seem to help calm him down a bit. Seeing him cry AFTER nursing for the first time was sad for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Usually he is so content and blissed out.<br><br>
He has a runny nose now as well--so could be a cold, but I do feel little ridges on his upper gum so... We'll see.
 
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