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Is BF enough for a 9 month old with a bug?

(5 Posts)
Liveinthepresent Tue 01-Apr-14 12:12:46

dS has been sick several times since Thursday night - last bout was yesterday. Prior to that we had about a 36 hour episode where we thought he was over it.

He was sick at tea time- he had been clearly disinterested in food or milk - but i have been offering plain food like toast and bananas.

So in my shoes would you keep offering 3 meals a day or focus more on getting milk in - as this seems to stay down. It is so hard to know what's best when they can't tell you!

DeWe Tue 01-Apr-14 14:11:27

My ds had ear infections from about 3 months to 20 months. Until the antibiotics kicked in (2-3 days) all he wanted was bf. He was a perfectly healthy weight, the only thing was the ear infections every 10 days.

I offered food, but if he wasn't interested then I'd go back to bf.

cakeymccakington Tue 01-Apr-14 14:13:25

i would just go with what he seems to want.
i'd offer plain food if he wants to eat it, but feed as much as poss!

IdaClair Tue 01-Apr-14 14:14:38

Bf is absolutely totally the best thing you can do for him, without question.

Liveinthepresent Tue 01-Apr-14 15:16:53

Thanks all just good to get confirmation - nhs advice now is not to modify their food intake during a bug but it seems much better to give him something I know is a complete food and easy to digest .

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