hi chillaxville mummy
My baby's 1st molar just popped. She's almost 15mth old.
A lot of things went haywire - milk & sleep, more clingy & difficult. But she still eats solids as per normal. I think intense drooling lasted about 1-2 weeks. Now she's fine & drinking milk properly again. And she's sleeping earlier maybe cos she didn't get good sleep for past 2 weeks.
I think "molar eruption" hurts a lot. Sometimes, she refused to let us clean mouth area. Sometimes, she's diffficult-to-please - one moment she wants this, then she wants something else, then she wants the 1st thing again. sigh... She was much easier with front incisors. Fortunately, she didn't really cry. She really liked cold stuff so we dipped her toothbrush in ice water & gave her chilled teethers.
If yr baby doesn't eat or drink properly for more than 2-3 days, it's best to see pediatrician to rule out any sickness. If got eat/drink enough for sustenance, then can wait a week or so before seeing pediatrician.