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Advice needed! Baby has no appetite following illness

(6 Posts)
Newyearmum Sun 06-Feb-05 16:32:12

DD (6 1/2 months) came down with a tummy bug last Monday and went through a really tough week. She seems over the worst now (diahorrea nearly gone) but is still eating much less than I would have expected. She is only managing 3oz bottles instead of her usual 6 oz.

Does it normally take so long for their appetite to recover? I am worried she's not getting enough milk. She's not dehydrated and we're aware of the symptoms of that.

Newyearmum Sun 06-Feb-05 17:08:48


blueteddy Sun 06-Feb-05 17:15:35

I think that it takes them a while to get back to normal after an illness.
Also, as she will have been off her food for a while, it could take a bit of time for her stomach to take as much food as usual, if that makes sense.

Newyearmum Sun 06-Feb-05 17:19:44

Perfect sense. Thank you. It's just so frustrating, I can see her losing weight just when she should be putting it on.

CHIEFPICKLE Sun 06-Feb-05 17:27:24

hi all.
when my daughter had measles she didnt eat hardly anything for weeks as long as they are having a bit of milk and water to flush their system its ok and dont worry.
I used to buy those yoghurt drinks and shed have one a day- I found that helped.
she is now 13months old and hasnt eaten today as she is teething but ive made her a nice roast dinner so fingers crossed!!!

blueteddy Sun 06-Feb-05 17:28:37

I know how you feel.
My ds1 had a stomach bug when he was 7 months old & it lasted a week!
I remember panicing, as he was not the chubbiest of babies to start with & I could tell when I changed his nappy that he was losing weight.
He lost over a pound I think (was a long time ago, he is now 5!) but he eventually started gaining weight as normal.

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