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iwantasecondone Thu 25-Sep-08 17:44:47

is BF and won't take a bottle of watered down milk? He desperately wants to feed, that makes more mucous...he vomits...wants food...His cough is horrible but getting looser. He just had fruit and rice (quite sloppy) and threw that up. Argh. He was up every hour last night as was starving. HELP!

iwantasecondone Thu 25-Sep-08 17:45:13

He's 26 weeks today, btw.

ACL Thu 25-Sep-08 18:00:55

Can he drink water?

PrettyCandles Thu 25-Sep-08 18:11:12

Just to clarify, d you mean breastfed or bottlefed? If breastfed then don't give him anything but breast, it's the best thing for a poorly baby.

theSuburbanDryad Thu 25-Sep-08 18:12:56

Oh mate - we went through this at the beginning of the year, although ds was older then (12/13 months or so).

I just kept offering the breast. He'll be keeping something down - keep your eyes open for dehydration and speak to NHS Direct or take him to the GP if you're worried but I wouldn't worry about trying to make him drink watered down milk or water.

Big sympathy.

iwantasecondone Thu 25-Sep-08 19:03:52

Breastfed. Am hoping that he may keep this feed down. Fingers crossed.

madmouse Thu 25-Sep-08 19:44:45

use saline solution for nose, once that is keeping it open it will be a bit easier.

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