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A 30-year-old female asked:

what would cause my six month old to stop taking his bottles he used to eat 6 oz now he only eats 1-2 oz every few hours i don't think it's teething?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Anderson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
This is of concern : This is of concern. The child needs to be evaluated by his physician it could well be an infection or other problem with his mouth, teeth, throat or esophagus.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
See doctor: I can't tell you why your baby is not eating well. There may be an oral virus, thrush or an infection going on. Any fever or crankiness? Get him checked. Meanwhile get him to eat and drink so he does not become dehydrated.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatrician: Because there is no way to know what is causing the decrease in appetite, have your child seen by his pediatrician to evaluate possible causes.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I expect to happen when my 6-month-old is teething?

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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Drool, pain.: Teeth come in almost constantly from 6 months to 2 years of age. While getting teeth, your baby may drool and chew a lot.
A 30-year-old member asked:

My 6 months old is refusing to take his bottle. He is eating very little. What can I do? He is not teething.

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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Primary Care: Babies will not feed for a number of reasons. If there is nasal congestion a baby will not typically desire to feed as much b/c he or she has difficulty breathing while feeding. Bulb suctioning can help if this is the case. In general, babies up to 36 months are more prone to serious infections, and if there is any question you should seek primary care evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are signs that my six month old is teething?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Teething: Your baby may drool a little more than usual, want to bite on toys. He may also tug at his ears.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can I give my 6 month old teething biscuits?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Haven't seen anything good come from babies and teething biscuits. Babies are likely to bite off more than they can handle, and then choke. If parents decide to take a chance with teething biscuits, they should be sure to plan ahead (as in knowing what to do with a choking baby).
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
And definitely not use Oragel !, just Camomile tea for calming gums.
Nov 4, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A better alternative would be a cold teething ring.
Nov 4, 2016
Dr. Maher Eldadah
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
Not a good idea.
Nov 5, 2016

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