Zahra Elena is officially 3 months old last Saturday! She had her second triple antigen jab together with rotavirus vaccination a day before. The vaccine is taken orally and it was her first time tasting another 'taste' aside from the milk. The doctor gave the vaccine via shringe with two small sips. Zahra made faces for the first sip, like she is eating something weird (rugi tak snap pic huhu) and the second sip, she's already full of tears ready to cry that, doctor, nurse, MrComot and me had to pujuk-pujuk her "jangan nanges sayang..sikit je..telan telan cepat"
When at home I didn't give her the paracetamol because she didn't show any sign of fever and be her usual self. But she started to get unexplainable crankiness 48 hours after that. She refuses to sleep, drink and lie down. All she wanted is being carried and me be with her all the time. Coincidently I was on annual leave today so I can entertain her. Whenever she's hungry, she will latch and pull, latch and pull..it's more like she's biting off my breast - a show of discomfort. But she'll back normal, smiley and giggling after she poops. Then I feed her while she's ok, she'll fall into sleep, wake up after an hour and back cranky - repeat 3 times for today.
At first I thought because of I the pizza that I had yesterday (maybe because of the extra cheese intolerant) but today my diet is normal and she still being cranky, so it must be something else.
I don't think it's because of the triple antigen as well. My hunch strongly says she's reacting on the rotavirus. I searched online and there are few cases of crankiness and even diarrhoea after taking the vaccine. Different babies act differently though.
I know she'll be okay after a while, but for how long? I'm more worried about tomorrow as she'll be going to babysitter. The thing is, she still has unresolved issue with taking bottle (her babysitter has to pujuk her, like real pujuk and she'll cry before she drinks via bottle) so this just will make thing worse. A cranky baby whom refused to drink directly from her mom, and has to take from bottle pulak. And her mother won't be there to attend her. Lagila mengamuk + sedih budak tu :(
This is her being cranky and sad today :(
How about you mommies? Your kids ada extra reaction after taking that vaccine tak?
And to Zahra, please please drink your milk tomorrow ok. Mommy worried lah.. :(