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3 week old with chest infection

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funbun Thu 16-Dec-10 19:17:59

My 3 week old has been diagnosed with chest infection today. Has been prescribed amoxycillin and have started taking it today but its totally knocked him out. He is waking every 3-4 hours for feed - I'm breastfeeding but then pretty much zonking out again

Is this to be expected? - I guess his little body is working hard to fight the infection.

Advice anyone...

IAPJJLPJ Thu 16-Dec-10 19:24:13

Is he feeding well, wet nappies etc?

Is he rousable?

It takes 24hrs for the antibiotic to get in his system so I would see how baby is in the morning.

definitely wake baby to feed over night every 4 hours. More for your peace of mind and to ensure adequate hydration.

Put cot/basket on head up tilt

Sirzy Thu 16-Dec-10 19:28:17

The rest is what is needed will help him to fight the infection. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in.

Otherwise I can only suggest what PP has said. Hope he is better soon

funbun Thu 16-Dec-10 19:30:58

Nappies are wet and he's pooping. He does wake himself for feeding and takes a fair bit - nearly draining breast I would say.

Thanks for reassurances. Feel better now.

Hope he feels better too soon - bless my little soldier

enimod Thu 16-Dec-10 19:33:56

he sounds like a good strong baby- my little is 14 months and still breastfeeding but when he has a chest infection he can barely suck-so well done to your little chappy. just a note keep an eye on his beathing rate if it goes to 60 or over i'd get him checked out.

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