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Poorly baby advice please

(7 Posts)
rickman Thu 20-Jan-05 14:42:39

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rickman Thu 20-Jan-05 14:49:34

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serenity Thu 20-Jan-05 14:53:00

The not feeding will be OK as long as he's not getting dehydrated - check his fountenelle isn't 'dipped' down, another way of checking is to press their heels with your finger - if it takes a while to turn back to pink then it can be a sign. I've been talking to my HV this morning as DD is sick too, lots of vomiting and foul nappies, clingy and hot. She recommended trying to get some diaorlyte (sp?) into DD. However DD is older (14 mths) so I'm less worried about her than I would be of a 3 mth old.

If you are worried, give your GP or HV a ring. I'd say ring NHS Direct but they err on the side of caution and will tell you to ring GP....

Do I have to put one of those 'not a professional - just a mum' disclaimers now ?!

Hope DS feels better soon,

(Did you used to be har....)

monkeygirl Thu 20-Jan-05 14:55:30

It's very common for babies to go off their feed when ill. It's important that he doesn't become dehydrated though. I would go to the doctors anyway as they can at least prescribe you some saline drops to help his breathing.

Grommit Thu 20-Jan-05 14:58:08

Best to get him checked out - he is very young

whimsy Thu 20-Jan-05 15:03:23

I'd get him checked out by the GP. Hope he is feeling better soon

HandbagAddiction Thu 20-Jan-05 15:37:41

If he's got a blocked up nose, go to your nearest pharmacy and ask them for some saline drops. You then drip a couple of the drops into each nostril before feeding and it disolves all the crap - really does work too! dd got a really bad cold when she was only 3 weeks old and then helped us a lot. She also had green poo in her nappies too and the doctor also said that this was a sign of her fighting an infection and nothing to worry about.

I imagine that he will have vomitted because of all the mucus in his throat as babies can only normally get rid of it this young by throwing up.

I would say, keep doing what you're doing, offer feeds often, like every hour just in case he feels like some and keep checking his nappies to see that they're still wet. If at all worried though, do go and see you GP - doesn;t do any harm and will certainly put your mind at rest.

On the temp front, since he's over 3 months old you can give Calpol in half doses (2.5ml) - or if you prefer, just strip him down and/or bath in tepid water to keep him cool.

Hope he feels better soon.

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