I have a sick baby should I let her sleep or wake her up?

Felonie - posted on 12/01/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 11 weeks old and she has RSV. We found this out last night at the hospital. She has been sleeping most of the day today and has only eaten once, and when I tried to feed her earlier she pulled away, and didnt want to eat (she is breastfed). Also she has had only two wet diapers. My question is, should I wake her and try to feed her again, or let her sleep?

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Lacye - posted on 12/01/2012

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You need to at least try to feed her again. If she continues to act like this, it would be best to take her to the hospital so she won't become dehydrated.

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Nancy - posted on 12/01/2012

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Definitely call your pediatrician and/or the hospital. Like the others said, she can become dehydrated if she's not eating.

Dove - posted on 12/01/2012

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Only two wet diapers... all day? Personally, I'd wake her and try and feed her and if she doesn't eat or pukes it up.... go back to the hospital. Dehydration can occur very quickly in a baby and turn dangerous fast.



I hope she starts getting better soon!

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