My 3 month old son has been dribbling since the start of Feb. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. He breast feeds well but sometimes comes off and crys than gets back on again. He also won’t sleep much during the day and crys a lot and doesn’t want to be put down, can anybody help me in what this may be?


Posted by sarah_2012, 27th February 2014


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  • Teething?



  • Sounds like he’s teething.. When my one was teething it was like a waterfall!



  • there are some good comments here



  • he might be teething :)



  • The popping off and crying while feeding can be a sign of overtirenes. My little girl would never sleep much in the day and when I finally got her to sleep it would last 40mins. Her feeding was very much like you are describing and I thought I might of had low milk supply or she had reflux but it turns out she was severely overtired and once I started co sleeping with her all the fussiness began to disappear. I would defantly have your bub checked over by your health professional and if they can’t find a cause I would maybe look into overtireness as a possible cause. If you google overtireness in infants it explains what to be looking for. Most babies start really dribbling at 3 months as their salivary glands suddenly turn on. Our pead told us that drooling is not really a sign of teething but it is shown that a baby that drools more has less pain when teeth finally do erupt due to the gums being moist and eaiser for the teeth to break through.



  • Could be teething, could also be some reflux. I would see your GP.



  • He is starting to teeth, hopefully his teeth will cut early for you and things will settle down



  • Maybe the beginning of teething.



  • Sounds like teething to me.
    Try some weleda teething power.



  • Maybe he is starting to get teeth ,this can cause dribbling.



  • It might be teeth coming slowly through?



  • Completely normal. I’d say teeth are on there way



  • Sounds like teeth coming, all 3 of my kids got their first tooth at three months and they dribbled constantly. The important thing is to keep their neck dry, my 2nd got a bad skin infection because his neck was wet all the time in the skin folds. Good luck.



  • My little one started dribbling when he was around 3 months as well, but the teeth didn’t come through until he was around 7 months old. Each baby is different – our friends’ baby was teething at 3 months. We invested in a LOT of absorbent bibs at around the 3-month mark. If you are really worried, please speak to a medical professional, i.e. GP, paediatrician, early childhood nurse. Good luck!



  • Sounds like a combination of teething and a wonder week. Speak to your pharmacist about hylands teething tablets or there’s another natural product that you can buy in liquid form to help with teething pains. Can you wrap or wear your little one to allow you to have 2 hands free. Try different wrapping/swaddling techniques to get some sleep


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