hi my kids and i have type a flu and my 19month old wont eat what do i do?

April - posted on 03/27/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )




she is losing weight and fast i have to give her drinks but she won't take those most of the time. i have been to doctor but they say as long as she drinks she will be ok. i think not she is in size three diapers before getting sick and now they are too big. can someone help me plz

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Rachael - posted on 03/29/2012




have you tryed a probiotic it is natural and gives you good bactiria to fight the bad?

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/28/2012




Hydration is key. Water, water, water.

I would also take her back to the doctor. A different one if you can. If not, put your foot down and tell them you are worried and you want help now. Otherwise take her to the hospital and tell them your concerns...

September - posted on 03/28/2012




Hydration is what's most important right now. Most people including children aren't up for eating solids when they are not feeling well. Once she's feeling better it's likely she'll get back into her normal eating habits. Have you tried offering pedialyte? You could also puree some fresh fruit and freeze it in ice cube trays and let her suck on those. You can use one of those mesh feeders is you're worried she will choke. Our son loves the frozen fruit ice cubes when he's not feeling well. They keep him hydrated and give him some nutrients as well since its pureed fruit. You could also try homemade fruit smoothies. You just blend up some frozen fruit, yogurt, a whole banana and some whole milk (you can use juice too if you'd like, I prefer milk since it has less sugar or we make our own juice using a juicer) I hope you all get to feeling better soon!

Deanna - posted on 03/28/2012




Take her to the hospital if you are that worried. A mothers intuition is a strong thing.

The doctor is right though, as long as you can get any liquid into her she is okay. If you are really worried, you can give her Pedialyte. It will help keep her hydrated and keep her sodium up.

Rachel - posted on 03/28/2012




How is she otherwise? Is she still active? Very lethargic? Fever? Etc. To stay hydrated, you actually don't need to drink an enormous amount of fluid. If you are already not feeling well and are gulping down water/juice etc, it can actually make your stomach feel a lot worse. Watch the skin on the backs of her hands, if you pinch it and it doesn't go back down right away, that's a sign of dehydration. Watch the colour of her gums, they should be pink/red, not white or very pale.

When you give her fluids, try to have them pack a punch. That way, what she does get will do double duty. Pedialyte drinks and freezies, that sort of thing. My daughter was very ill around 2 years old, she hated pedialyte, so we gave her watered down gatorade. She didn't eat for a couple days, and she would just drink little bits here and there. Her fever was 105 without tylenol, down to 101 with tylenol for about 2 days. She finally threw up (nothing but clear liquid and foam ewww) and wouldn't you know, her fever broke and she was back to normal.

April - posted on 03/28/2012




no she's been drinking enough cause i have been using dropper. its not fun but she won't take anything. i have tried everything, i did want her doctor said. now she has lost weight and i can't get her to eat

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well the most important thing is hydration .. as long as she is drinking a lot! not eating really doesn't matter to much but she does need to drink, get her popsicles , ice cubes whatever she will suck on this does help if she continues use then you have to take her in.. if she is dehydrated already that will cause you to feel like you want to throw up, loose apatite and start messing with heart rhythm... this the early signs of hydration so if you think she is already this way then the sooner you take her in the better :) they can stick her with a iv and fill her with lots of water that will make her feel better fast ♥

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