How long with out milk?

JJ has been poorley since last week and yesterday and got alot worse so much so he was admitted to hospital for dehydration. He was bringing up all of every feed and couldnt even keep water down.

We are managing to get him to have water with diralyte (SP) so he is having plenty of fluids but he just wont take any milk, he hasnt had any since monday!!



  • Hi hun, got no advice but this is what Baby centre recommends for dehydration.

    How can I treat it?

    Offer your child plenty of liquids such as breast milk or formula. It is unusual for exclusively breastfed babies to become dehydrated, but if your breastfed baby does show signs of dehydration, offer frequent feeds.

    If she's having trouble swallowing, ask your doctor if you can use medicine such as liquid paracetamol to help control her discomfort. During hot weather, keep your baby in a cool place out of the sun. Offer your child lots of drinks before she goes out to play in the sun.

    If your baby is becoming dehydrated due to serious diarrhoea or vomiting, you can give her an electrolyte solution (such as Dioralyte, but ask your doctor for a recommendation) or clear liquids such as water or diluted apple juice - these are the easiest things for your baby to keep down if she is vomiting. Experts recommend the following plan:

    ???????Once she has stopped vomiting, start giving your baby small amounts of water or electrolyte solution (if you've got one to hand) every half-hour to an hour.

    ??????? If she manages to keep this down, give her 50 mls/2 ounces of electrolyte solution alternated with 50 mls/2 ounces of clear liquid every half-hour.

    ??????? After she's managed to keep down two of these doses without vomiting, add half-strength milk or formula, and increase the quantity of each feed to 80-100 mls/3 or 4 ounces every three or four hours.

    ??????? If your baby hasn't vomited for 12 to 24 hours, you can start moving back to her regular diet, but keep giving her plenty of fluids. Start with easy to digest foods like cereal or yoghurt. You can also try using frozen clear liquids, such as ice lollies if your child is over 12 months.

    ??????? Don't give your child any anti-nausea medicines (prescription or over-the-counter).

    Hope that helps and JJ is better really soon.
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