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How long should I avoid giving milk to my daughter after she's been vomiting?

My daughter has/had a severe stomach flu since Thursday, so bad that we ended up in the hospital Thursday night. They gave her a little milk in the hospital and it stayed down, I gave her some at home and she puked yesterday. How long should I wait to give her milk?

It seems like I should know this one....

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Asked by ta2dirishlass at 2:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • 24-48 hours

    Answer by gemgem at 2:50 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I would say 24-48 hours. I hope your daughter feels better very soon!

    Answer by mistynights234 at 2:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • A half day, maybe. Then just a couple sips. Then wait another half day if that comes up.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • After she pukes, wait for 2 hours before giving anything....and then give a couple ounces of water. Wait for 10 minutes then try a couple it up a bit for an hour and if everything stays down then let her have water to drink, slowly.

    If everything stays down for 6 hours, then try some bland foods...and maybe a LITTLE milk. But until everything is staying down, water is more important than milk....

    If at any point she vomits again, start over with the two hour wait....

    Hope she feels better soon!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:59 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • my daughter did had a similar thing and she was put on a diarrhea diet, each time I tried her with milk she would throw it up, I would say for at least 24 hrs give her water, pedialyte or gatorade etc.....and dry foods like crackers, toast with a little jelly etc.......then I was told when you start back giving her milk don't give her the whole amt.....give her an oz to start off with then another oz 1/2 hr later etc......then build it up to more......


    Answer by Princess_s21 at 3:26 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Well I would wait until she doesn't puke anything up ...I'm not sure what you're giving her instead but once she keeps that down I would wait about a day ....and then I would SLOWLY give milk. Just an ounce or two AT first and if she keeps that down for an hr then try another ounce or two. xoxoxo

    Answer by MrsPilat at 4:27 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I would avoid products w/ lactose until she really looks and acts like she is completely better. My DD picked up Rotavirus and as soon as I'd give her anything w/ lactose in it she'd have a relapse. I switched to lactose free and it as fine. So maybe just try some lactose free milk/formula and see how that goes after the requisite 24-48 hours.

    Answer by AndrisMom at 5:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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