Re: Stomach virus in 5 month old
Yuck, tummy bugs are no fun!
I personally don't buy into the advice to limit nursing or to keep feedings small. I figure my kids know when they're hungry/thirsty and when they're not, and know more or less how to limit their own intake when they don't feel well. Now, I have had the experience of nursing a fussy baby and then immediately getting puked on... But IMO that's not a big deal. Vomiting is gross and can be upsetting but there's a physiological purpose to it, and if your kid needs to throw up I don't see a reason to try to stop it. I know I always feel better after I throw up, so why not a baby or child?
As long as a baby is being fed on demand and is not becoming dehydrated, then there's no reason to use Pedialyte. Now, if a breastfed baby was refusing to nurse and was getting dehydrated, then Pedialyte might be worth a try.
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