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URGENT QUESTION re breastfeeding with D&V

(8 Posts)
PrettyCandles Thu 26-Jul-07 12:30:00

9mo with mild D&V - may get worse, of course - and off solids. Does he need water as well, or will bm keep him adequately hydrated?

I'd rather avoid giving him water unless it's necessary, as he has a tendency to throw up water at the best of times.

LIZS Thu 26-Jul-07 12:30:34

bm should suffice

belgo Thu 26-Jul-07 12:32:56

breast milk is the best as it is easily digestable and contains the nutrients that he will be losing with the d&v

Trinityrhino Thu 26-Jul-07 12:34:22

bm is the best thing ever for him when he is ill and he will be fine without any extra water
hope he feels better soon

PrettyCandles Thu 26-Jul-07 12:38:12


witchandchips Thu 26-Jul-07 12:39:58

lots of breast milk as it is completly sterile. Feeding will soothe him as well

littleboo Thu 26-Jul-07 13:19:08

carry on breast feeding best for him
Just keep an eye to see if he's weeing regularly ( know its difficult when diarrhoea)
check mouth tongue are moist - just checking for signs of dehydration
if you want to give water - try a little from a cup or spoon, so as not to confuse him with teat.

PrettyCandles Thu 26-Jul-07 20:59:13

He's not even kept breastmilk down terribly well this afternoon. But, apart from just before a vomit, he's very much himself - cheerful and curious, maybe a touch clingier than usual.

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