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April 2nd, 2008, 08:13 AM
~*3 little bears*~'s Avatar Jack~Mack~Brooke~Baby
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My son is sick with a stomach virus. He has had really runny poop and this morning he projectile vomitted all his milk from his morning feeding and then after his bath vomitted again yellow stuff. My mom and the pediatrician said i should just nurse regularly with him but what if he doesn't hold it down? I'm scared he's gonna get dehydrated if he throws up all my milk again and then is still hungry. Also my mom said maybe i should not let him nurse alot so that his tummy doesn't get too full, is this a good idea or should i just let him eat til he doesn't want anymore? Hes been asleep for about an hour and a half now and the last time he ate and held the milk down was around 4:30 this morning. I am so sad for my little guy.

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April 2nd, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Let him eat as much as he wants. Its digested so quickly that even with projectile vomiting theyre still getting some of it.

Coutn diapers, and as long as youre getting 5- 6 wet/poopy diapers a day you can rest assured hes well hydrated.

Hopefully it wont last long - BF babies get over it really quickly. We've been through this once, but baby waas eating solids already - and breastmilk was the only thing that stayed down even a little bit & saved her from having to be hospitalized with an IV!


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April 2nd, 2008, 09:22 AM
~*3 little bears*~'s Avatar Jack~Mack~Brooke~Baby
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Thanks Lala. He just finished eating from both breasts so hopefully he'll be able to hold it down. /he's already had two poopy diapers today but i'll definitely keep counting. I hate him having to go through this, especially being so little

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April 3rd, 2008, 07:14 AM
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The antibodies in your milk will help him get through the illness quicker, so nursing is the best thing you can do. Also, it will be the easiest thing on his stomach, versus formula or pedialyte. I hope he's feeling better soon!
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April 3rd, 2008, 06:09 PM
~*3 little bears*~'s Avatar Jack~Mack~Brooke~Baby
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Thanks girls. He is much better today! Thank God. He nursed well yesterday and held down all his milk. My and my mom are also feeling better so thats good.

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April 4th, 2008, 08:50 AM
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It sucks having such a young baby sick. My girl got really stuffy twice in the first month, and one of those times got a cough with it. Heartbreaking. It sounds like you have a great support system though in your pedi and mom, since neither suggested supplementing. Wahoo!!
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