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Stomach upset in 10 month old

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Libb Mon 14-Mar-05 19:23:32

DP and I were wiped out over the weekend by a stomach upset that the childminder and some of her kiddies had last week so I phoned our doctor who advised us to give just apple or pineapple juice and spare all foods and dairy products.

However I forgot to ask, if I can use "adult" juice or if I have to use a baby one. We bought tonight a fresh carton of orange juice, apple juice and one of pinapple, we have also bought a Heinz Organic orange and apple baby one - so which would be the most suitable? and how would you dilute it?

We are also thinking of giving DS medised to let him get a night's sleep just for tonight - is this a bad idea? He hasn't been sick but I gave him one small meal this afternoon before the bug really kicked in and we have been seeing it again far too soon! He is slightly mardy but not too out of sorts. I would like to start tonight so would appreciate an answer really soon!

Any ideas on what I can also do for DP as he will be on his own tomorrow with DS would be much appreciated - I have tried doing the snarly "just deal with it" approach but my guilt gets the better of me! We haven't had to deal with this before.

Thanks for letting me ramble oh WiseMumsnetters! xxxx

Libb Mon 14-Mar-05 19:24:29

I failed to mention at the beginning that DS now has the bug, obviously DP and I can fend for ourselves

LIZS Mon 14-Mar-05 19:32:04

Not sure really about the merits of giving juice after tummy bug but, anyway, for our kids at that age I'd go at least 5 parts water to 1 part juice. I don't think it matters which you offer but I still vividly recall ds (who didn't really have juice much before 15 months) throwing up baby juice at his cousin's first birthday - into the sandpit we'd just given as a gift !!

If he is likely to throw up the Medised I wouldn't bother unless he is obviously in need of it for another reason - temperature etc. Assuming he is not sick again I'd still avoid dairy tomorrow - perhaps offering plain toast, banana and clear fluids.

hercules Mon 14-Mar-05 19:33:18

Sorry but why would he advise giving juice
I would give plain water and bm if bf never juice.

Libb Mon 14-Mar-05 19:41:06

Really? oh blimey. He told me it would be because there would be at least some vitamins etc in it . . .

Twiglett Mon 14-Mar-05 19:44:38

Don't think there's much need to give juice Libb to be honest, but if you feel best following GP's advice (weird though it is) I would personally not go above 10% juice to water

If you are still BF I think that's the best bet, but water is fine too

You may well be pleasantly surprised at how quickly DS gets over his bug, something that lays adults out can be something and nothing in babies

Libb Mon 14-Mar-05 19:50:04

Thanks Twiglett, I have to admit that we haven't experimented as much with neat water as we should so I think there will be a showdown shortly! I am wondering I should go halfway and add a splash for flavour more than anything?

He is actually quite perky and so I have admit I was tempted to go with milk for tonight and do the water thing tomorrow? (Sadly I gave up BF a month after returning to work - and still don't wear the pretty little bras I was hankering after at the time!)

Flossam Mon 14-Mar-05 23:30:28

Hi libb, probably too late for you to read this. Sorry you are all poorly. Just wanted to second the not to give juice thing. A stomach bug will leave tummies raw and sore, something as acidic as juice will irritate it and be unlikely to stay down. I would stick with water for a day, if he is still poorly then maybe ring drs again. If the stomach is empty nothing for bugs to feed off. Once better start with plain foods, like bread. Hope you're all better soon.

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