Baby not nursing well due to stomach flu

Aicha - posted on 06/01/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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HI ALL MY DAUGHTER FOR THE PAST 5 DAYS HASN'T BEEN NURSING WELL i HAD TO TAKE HER TO THE ER TO BE CHECKED OUT AND SHE HAS A NASTY STOMACH FLU VIRUS THING AND HASN'T BEEN NURSING OR EATING VERY MUCH

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Aicha - posted on 06/01/2010

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Tried a sippy cup didn't help think she is just to nauseated to eat will ask doc if they is anything else I can try

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I've noticed that most times kids who are sick don't eat well because they are stuffy and can't breathe while sucking on a bottle or suckling on a nipple...then again I haven't dealt with stomach flus and general not wanting to eat? If it is because she can't breathe while nursing I would try expressing milk and giving it to her with a cup, an open cup not a sippy, I find that it is easier to take drinks now and then as compared to trying to suck on a nipple and go for such a period w/out breathing. Good luck! You might also take her to the pediatrician and see if they don't have some other suggestions! Good luck!

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