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#1 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hi, my nearly 12 month old appears to have a vomiting bug.....

I'm not seeking medical advice here ...I haven't taken him to the GP for what I believe to be a 24 hour gastro bug, but if he isn't improved by tomorrow I will....

He is keeping water down and some of those pedialyte things, he doesn't have a fever and doesn't have diarrhoea .....I've been to a few websites and there seems to be a bit of differing advice about whether or not to offer them food or bottles as normal...

He is not breast fed anymore...he is on three meals a day plus snacks and has around 180 ml of formula in a bottle after his bath....I'm just wondering whether or not to give him this....would you? I know robin barker had a page or so on this in her baby love book but I can't find my copy..

Thanks, and I'm only after recommendations on what you would do here, I am not after medical advice.....

#2 Le-a

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

I called health direct the first time DS had the gastro. They were very helpful, I recommend looking up the number and giving them a quick call.

Hope your little one is  well again soon and your household remains healthy!

#3 imamumto3

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

try small offerings of bland foods such as toast if he is i terested.  it is more important to make sure he keeps fuilds up so offer water, or diluted apple juice frequently as it has sugars which will help him, only apple though.

#4 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Thanks! I offered him some apple puree but that came right back up, he is keeping down some gastrolyte and water in a bottle....he seems alert enough, he's in bed now. I will keep an eye on him.....sigh....I hate gastro....

#5 imamumto3

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

just keep an eye on wet nappies to make sure he is doing enough wee and watch his lips to make sure they are not dry as that is a sign of dehydration.  dd is the queen of dehydration, it can happy very quickly.

hope your little guy feels better soon and that no one else gets it

#6 Kay1

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I would stay away from milk until 12 hours after the vomiting stops. I'd also hold off on food for at least the next 12 hours.

Good luck with the GP, I hope he is well soon.

#7 Riotproof

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

It first happened to ds at a little older. I was still rbeast feeding which made it easier, but the GP said q avoid cows milk. I let him sip at the pedalyte all day long, and offered rice crackers and bananas.

hope he feels better soon.

#8 Jenflea

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Mum used to give us grated apple when we were sick.
Also I read it's best if you let it go a bit brown as it helps with the digestion( partly done for you or something) but that sounds weird!

#9 FreeRangeMum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

We've just been through the dreaded gastro and I would stay away from dairy for a while. once he stops vomiting you could offer him some lactose-free formula, or something like zymil seeing as he's nearly 1 for a few days.....

#10 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Thanks everyone! He had some dry toast and I diluted some apple juice.....he's been asleep for some time now, so fingers crossed. I will hold off on the bottle....I remember when DS1 got the dreaded gastro it would leave him with a kind of lactose intolerance for a while, so I might go and get a lactose free formula...




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