My first question here, and here's the situation:
20 month old baby girl. Had a bout of the rainy stomach bug 5 days ago, she was down with a bad fever for 2 days, recovered from the fever on the 3rd day.
But from the last 3 days:
She has eaten like 5 tbsps of rice. That's it.
She's still breast fed, so she's feeding almost every other hour (obviously she's hungry?)
- She's become insanely cranky and clingy, not leaving her mother even for a second.
Interact with her with anything, ANYTHING, and she starts crying inconsolably. And we have tried like everything, the only response is crying + submissive behavior.
She's not in pain or discomfort, when we put some of her favorite videos, she will watch them... sitting in our lap of course! She does have a little runny nose, but not like a full blown cold.
We are at our wits end now, how do we resolve this? Is this a phase? She was never like this, always quite independent at home.
How many days can she go without any food? And we have tried ALL her favorite foods, she just keeps saying no to every one of them, as if we are offering her poison, and oh yes, she also starts crying then too!
Help please, this is our second child, and though we are "experienced", this is something we are not able to decipher...