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Cured by breastmilk! Thank you mumsnet

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mamadoc Wed 04-Jul-07 12:18:44

My 10week DD is just recovering from horrible D and V (thought breastfed babies werent supposed to get it ho hum). Wanted to say thanks really for good advice on here that helped us.
I was so frightened, she was so unhappy and all the milk was just coming straight back.
GP told me to give her dioralyte but was not too specific on how much/how often and on the pack it said never to be given under 3 months which made me suspicious.
Remembered a thread on here about how breastmilk was best in this sitn and also read article on Kellymom and called NCT helpline. All said just keep on feeding her and fingers crossed she hasnt been sick for 12hrs now and back to her usual smily self.
Only problem now is the huge pile of washing- seems like she puked on every item of her clothing, my clothing and our bedding!

tiktok Wed 04-Jul-07 12:26:28

Glad things are better, mamadoc....breastfed babies can get D&V, as you have found, but formula fed babies are at higher risk of getting it. Hope you tell your GP that your bf was the best cure

mamadoc Wed 04-Jul-07 12:40:30

Think I will tell her. She is a nice GP and did examine DD well which reassured me but I think her advice was more for FF or older children.
As you can see from the name I can say from the other side of the fence (although not a GP) that you dont learn anything about BF in med school.

NotReallyFlashGordon Wed 04-Jul-07 12:57:17

nice to hear your positive experience
bm is blooming magic

mawbroon Wed 04-Jul-07 12:59:49

Glad your dd is on the mend mamadoc. It could well have been a bigger pile of washing without the breastfeeding

moondog Wed 04-Jul-07 13:36:50

Brilliant Mamadoc.
Breastmilk the best medicine in the world.

TheOldestCat Wed 04-Jul-07 15:56:43

That's great news, mamadoc.

My milk has also cured my DD's eye infection (I think). At least, the gunk went away after I bathed her eyes with it for a couple of days on my health visitor's advice. Wonder if there's any research supporting this?

chopster Wed 04-Jul-07 16:00:38

that is good!

theoldcat, I think it is fairly common to be used for conjunctivitus. I know it worked on my babies.

ThomasTankEngine Wed 04-Jul-07 16:01:56

Not too sure about the eye infection / BM thing.
I suggest warm water and cotton wool to clean any gunk out as soon as it appears.
Actually cooled boiled water with a teeny tine pinch of bicarb soda if you're beeing super mum.
See GP if it persists or doesn't improve after 3 days.

moondog Wed 04-Jul-07 18:25:27

Yes,breastmilk sorted out my dd's eyes too.
Magic stuff.

mawbroon Wed 04-Jul-07 19:27:13

PMSL, I put bm in my ds's eye a couple of weeks back for gunk. I thought that it was unfair to put it in his eye without trying it first on mine to see what it felt like. I forgot I had my contact lenses in. It was rather an odd effect looking through a big cloud of breastmilk. What a pie, eh?

moondog Wed 04-Jul-07 19:28:00


ThomasTankEngine Wed 04-Jul-07 19:30:43

lol. Not come across that one before.

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