Baby C’s 6th Week Vaccination

Yesterday, I brought Baby C to the paed’s office for her 6th week vaccination, which is a DTaP, Hib, Hepatitis B and Polio jab combo. I also went for my 6th week check-up with my gynae and did a pap smear which hurt like hell. Of course Baby C wailed when the needle was poked into her upper thigh and my heart cried out for her too.

After the jab, she has been sleeping continuously from yesterday afternoon till now. She appeared listless but no fever. She did not cry for my teat teats or milk which got me really worried. Even when I brought her mouth to my teat, she did not want to open her mouth. However, I managed to force feed her a few times and she did suckle for a while and she did poo poo too. Boy, I am just so worried for her now. I can’t remember Alycia and Sher acting like this previously after their jabs.

Any parents here whose child also acted like this after his/her jab?

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5 thoughts on “Baby C’s 6th Week Vaccination

  1. Wow looks like Baby C ‘s eczema on the face has cleared. She is so alert and cheeky. Having fever and diarrhoea are quite common. She refuse feed? Could it be she’s uncomfortable and still sore at the jab area and the position of feeding is pressing that site?

  2. She appear listless??! But in the pic, she looks alert with her big round eyes! Did you check with your paed? I do remembered my Paed did tell me to avoid pressing onto the injection area as it can be painful.

  3. Cassie was just like that after she had her 2nd mth immunization. Don’t worry about it…continue to feed her. Most importantly she’s still willing to eat and the fever isn’t as high as (i think it is) 102F.

  4. i think Ashley’s 2nd jab was quite difficult for her too. She was lethargic too. I think its quite harsh for a newborn to be subject to all these jabs with all the viruses fighing themselves out in their tiny little body, but what to do. its for the best.

  5. should be ok since there’s no fever… what you could do during the next jab is to have baby C suckle first. And while she’s still suckling, have the pead administer the jab. BM have endorphin which reduces pain. This is what I learnt from Dr Koe. And I could the difference for baby zen between this way and the usual jab-the-baby-when-lying-down way.

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