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#1 of 4 Old 05-13-2012, 10:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Mama advice needed... how long do you let diarrhea and general sickness (taking two naps a day and needing to lay down between ten minutes bursts of playtime) go before you seek medical attention? He doesn't seem dehydrated but is squirting out everything he takes in :(

This is day three. Day one involved vomiting, but that hasn't happened since. He is drinking breastmilk, plain pedialyte and white grape juice. I offer crackers and yogurt when he wants to eat, which isn't very often (and he only takes a few bites). He had a low grade fever on day two,  but doesn't seem to have one today so far.

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If you are worried, take him in. Most likely they will say he is ok, but with something as serious as dehydration I tend to take them in.

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Since it sounds like a normal stomach bug, I think you are doing fine.

As for me, usually someone else in the family has the same thing before the baby, so I kind of know what to expect.. Last bug, baby stayed on my lap on the sofa for a solid day.
Big reason I love nursing, I can make sue baby is getting something healthy.

I would go to doctor if baby wasnt nursing or signs of dehydration.

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no pee for 6 hours and I would take him in. 

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