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probably in the wong section here, but seriously?!

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My DT1, 12 months old, ebf and still bf, has had diarrhoea and vomiting 5 times since February 16th. Then he had a bug, definitely, as he passed it round. Now, he seems to get it, be well for 1-2 weeks, then get it again. The d&v just restarted with avengence today after just 7 days without.

Can he really be getting viral d&v this much? Should I be thinking food intolerance? Is bf giving no protection?


Oh, and he's on ranitidine. DT2 is cows milk protein intolerant, though possibly improving, haven't dared re-challenge though. We thought DT1 had no intolerance or reflux, but ranitidine at 11 months initially stopped his vomiting with minimal crying at Bedtime Hell straight away. So he does have ? reflux, but he's been ill since- d&v, vomiting, chest infection, bilateral ear infections, d&v, one week well, d&v.

Any words of advice??/

shouldibecrossaboutthis Sun 28-Apr-13 21:23:46

does he go to nursery?

No, I have three under 3 as DD is 2.6 so we have a nanny. He goes to a few playgroups. His twin has never had d&v. His sister recently had a bug and vomited twice, that was it.

shouldibecrossaboutthis Sun 28-Apr-13 21:34:25

does he get a temp when he has d&v? If not I'd be thinking about starting a food diary & going back to the GP. I have an allergy to wheat & gluten and that gives me d&v. I think the gp would be your best bet as he can't be having much fun at the mo.

No temperature. Hmm. I know the first lot was a bug, but think you're right. What to cut out first though? Dairy like his (non id) twin? Wheat?

shouldibecrossaboutthis Mon 29-Apr-13 16:42:34

I'd personally not cut anything yet. Maybe just record what he has and see if you can notice a correlation. Dairy is quite important to a child of this age so you wouldn't want to cut it out without a great reason. Could it also be his tummy is just taking a long while to recover? After the bug did you just feed him binding plain foods?

Sometimes a bug and other illnesses can trigger food intolerance too sad

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