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Post by jools on Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:50 pm

Yesterday Brody had a sickness bug now Colby has started with it. He cant keep anything down and even retching when his tummy is empty.

Should I still offer him as much milk? As soon as he had been sick he wanted milk, then brought it all back up mid-feed
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Post by kay on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:35 pm

keep him on the milk hun - as often as he wants it, give it!
It is better than plain water as it has the calories in it and your antibodies.
even if he is bringing it back up, if some is staying down its better than nothing.

Keep an eye on his nappies to check for how wet they are.

when corey had it a few weeks back, we resorted to dripping water (had stopped BF) into his mouth when he was asleep on Dave!

Hopefully its just a 24 hour one, but if it goes on any longer, go see the GP hun xxx

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Post by jools on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:38 pm

To be honest I am scared to try - he is retching up phlegmy spit almost constantly and when I last fed him he brought it up before having hardly anything
I will try giving him a feed in a mo and see how he goes
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Post by kay on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:42 pm

Coreys phlegm started to turn horrid colour - i was worried it was his stomach lining, so phoned NHS direct - they were fab!

you could try water if he will take it - i dripped it from a bottle teat as he was snoring

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Post by jools on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:04 pm

Well he feel asleep before I gave him any milk. That is just crazy because he NEVER falls asleep without milk! I am expressing because I'm filling up! He has been having loads the last few days.
Maybe I could just give him sips of the expressed milk instead of him having a full feed all in one go. Would that be just as good?

Eeek no wonder you worried. I panic a bit as I have always had a sickness phobia. Luckily it isn't as bad as it was and I have coped pretty well thank God. I am so pleased Kev is home though!
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Post by kay on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:45 pm

yeah, just get him sipping some - he might keep it down better a little sip at a time rather than a full feed.

hope he is better soon - its horrible

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Post by jools on Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:15 pm

Thanks so much Kay
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Post by Helen on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:59 pm

Hows colby doing now jools?
I really miss when bethany is poorly because that used to be the only thing she would take and used to make me feel so much better knowing that i could give her that. felt so helpless when she was poorly the other week and couldnt have my milk any more Sad
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Post by Natasha on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:58 pm

jools wrote:Well he feel asleep before I gave him any milk. That is just crazy because he NEVER falls asleep without milk! I am expressing because I'm filling up! He has been having loads the last few days.
Maybe I could just give him sips of the expressed milk instead of him having a full feed all in one go. Would that be just as good?

Eeek no wonder you worried. I panic a bit as I have always had a sickness phobia. Luckily it isn't as bad as it was and I have coped pretty well thank God. I am so pleased Kev is home though!

Im exactly the same hun, your not alone

Im sorry hes poorly and I hope both him and Brody will be 100% soon

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Post by gem1981 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:50 pm

Hope you're all better soon! xxx

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Post by jools on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:37 pm

Thanks so much everyone

Well he seems to be keeping a fair bit of milk down but he was sick in the night again just as we thought he was getting better! He seems ok now though so fingers crossed that is it.
Now I feel rough
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Post by Squiglet on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:29 pm

That is so strange...this has only just popped up in my search of new posts today. Sad

I hope you are doing OK jools...and that you are feeling better. In anything like that, the important thing is to keep pushing fluids if they want them, especially breastmilk as it contains a lot of antibodies to help fight stomach infections Smile
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Post by jools on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Thank you Squiglet

He was having more milk than food the last 3 days but he has got better. The first day he was bringing the milk up mid feed then a while after the feed now he hasn't been sick since 1.30am this morning so fingers crossed that is it.

Hooray for boobie milk that is all I can say
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Post by kay on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:24 pm

glad he is on the mend!

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