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Baby sick advice needed please

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Horseyradish Thu 01-Nov-12 08:02:46

Hi my DS is 10 months and has his first sickness bug (coincidently he's just started nursery and this is the second illness already!). My question is that he can't seem to keep anything in his stomach, although happily plays in between the vomiting bouts, should I still give him his milk feeds or any food or just water?

Thank you in advance.

BabydollsMum Thu 01-Nov-12 08:10:54

Hi, poor you and your DS. DD had her first sickness bug around this age too. Don't quote me and do go to your GP if worried, obvs... but I'm pretty sure the advice is not to worry about food, just try to keep him hydrated. Really it should be over in 24 hours, latest so if he can't keep anything at all down, you know he won't starve. Dioralyte (sp?) is good for when he's drinking again. And maybe start him with a banana once the vomiting seems to be over - that's what I did with DD and she started eating again slowly but was very floppy to begin with understandably.

Horseyradish Thu 01-Nov-12 08:24:24

Thank you, I'll do that then. He's really happy between sickness, and lucky does seem to give us some warning, but is not happy to just be having water!! He wants to eat! I gave him half a weetabix yesterday for his tea and a small bottle before bed but that's come back up in the night! It's been going on since Tuesday evening so far.

nextphase Thu 01-Nov-12 08:28:57

Are you bf or bottles?
If your bf, I'd keep going, but I'd stop the formula.
If you possible can, stop all food for a while, and just clear fluids (water, very dilute squash if you've already introduced it) or rehydration salts.
if he's desperate for food, try plain carbs - toast, pasta with no toppings. Aviod dairy like the plague.

Hope he's better soon.

Horseyradish Thu 01-Nov-12 08:42:30

Ok thank you very much. Actually that makes sense now you've said it, clear liquids and plain carbs.

Thank you.

leobear Thu 01-Nov-12 09:43:55

Also, just wanted to say don't get too worried if it seems to clear up and then come back. DD had this for the first time at 12 months (this time last year), and she was puking on and off for a week - I got really, really worried as I expected it to clear up within a couple of days, but the doctor told me it is because their little tummies are so delicate, and get very irritated the first time around. The first sickness bug is the worst, apparently, then they get stronger. Good luck - it will pass.

Horseyradish Thu 01-Nov-12 12:22:50

Thank you, that's kinda how its been happening this week, we think he's getting better and it starts all over again. I suppose he got the time of year right with it being Halloween and him doing his exorcist impression!! grin

Horseyradish Thu 01-Nov-12 12:23:54

Oh and so far this morning no sick! Water and plain pasta down so far!

Probably famous last words though!

Thanks everyone.

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