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#1 of 6 Old 03-15-2005, 11:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 15mo DD just got over her stomach virus (complete with projectile vomit and the runs)today and it looks like I got it ............can I keep nursing her while I'm sick? Will I dehydrate faster? What if I can't keep anything down? Any suggestions? This is miserable
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Sorry, no facts...just a hug

Just got over a virus that lasted 4 days -- I was weeping at points, feeling as though THIS surely must be hell.

It really is the pits...and IME it is worse the older they get because they nurse in such a physical way. My 18 mo was clawing at my neck, which never phased me before.....but after you've been vomiting for 24 hours it is quite invasive.

Keep on keepin' on...stay strong and get better!!!
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Oh yuuuuuuuuck!

My 15 mo just got over the same thing. It was NASTY! Somehow, I avoided it... knock on wood... well, I don't have it yet, anyway.

I don't have any advice for you. I can't think of any medical reason why you shouldn't nurse, tho. Just drink tons and tons and tons of water. Maybe you should take some pedialyte? (I'm serious.)
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oh yes, this is hell. Not only with the physical stuff (completely voided GI track) but I simply have no more milk for my poor baby at the moment and I can't explain to her why............she even bit me in frustration which was just the icing on the cake............thanks for the hugs, I sure do need them
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I'm pretty sure you can. After all, she's already had it, right? You probably got it from her. Also, I seem to remember being told when I was sick that if I kept nursing DS he would actually get some of the antibodies that my body was creating to fight the sickness. Anyone got that in writing in a book somewhere?

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