Is it normal for my LO to lose his appetite if he's sick?

Chelese - posted on 01/22/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,



Well I tried to avoid my 13 month old from getting sick. But everyone in our house has had a cold even myself and now he does. He's congested has a runny nose minor cough and is starting to not drink much pediasure. He usually has a good appetite but i'm thinking it's because he is not feeling well and has a bug. I don't want to force it down him and make him drink. I'm just wondering if this is normal? And should I just let him drink plenty of fluids when he wants them only? He seems to not have a problem taking down his lil crunchies graduates from gerber. Any advice would be wonderful. I am helping him to fight off this bug by using a humidifyer and keeping his nose clear and using the vicks baby rub and also keeping his head propped up at night when he sleeps. I just don't want him losing his strength from not getting enough fluids. :-(

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Katherine - posted on 01/22/2012

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I would try some juice or water. ANYTHING to get him to drink. Even gatorade.

Chelese - posted on 01/22/2012

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Yes I took him there on Friday and its just a common cold. this lack of fluids just started today. I don't know if I should be trying to give pediasure or juice/water instead

Katherine - posted on 01/22/2012

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Have you taken him to the doctor? That's not good that he doesn't want to drink. At this point I would give him what he wants. It's normal not to eat but you don't want him dehydrated.

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