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Breastfeeding a vomiting toddler

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Blowninonabreeze Mon 01-Dec-14 11:21:50

I should know this...... DC3, definitely been here before but sleep deprivation is making me doubt myself.

Dc3 17months still breastfed twice a day.
She's been vomiting for 24 hours. Haven't given her food but she takes water.
Should I still be feeding her (I am!) or should I stick to clear fluids.

Kellymom says to continue to feed babies, but not clear on toddlers. Worried I'm prolonging things by not sticking to clear fluids

addictedtosugar Mon 01-Dec-14 20:50:26

Keep feeding with BM!
There is currently no evidence that with holding food/ cutting dairy speeds up recovery from D&V

Hope she's better soon

Showy Mon 01-Dec-14 20:56:06

Yep bf as normal. addicted is right; witholding and restricting food makes no difference to the length or severity of an illness and breastmilk has a high fluid content and lots of vitamins and nutrients, is easily digested and it's very comforting/familiar.

Absolutely carry on and I hope she's better soon.

Blowninonabreeze Tue 02-Dec-14 18:11:27

Thanks both, no further vomiting since yesterday, still not eating but on the whole much better

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