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5 months and won't eat

My ds is 5 months old and since 5 a.m. has only eaten 4 oz when he normally would have eaten atleast 12 oz and some oatmeal this morning....is there anything I could try to get him to eat....i have a cold and i think he has caught it as well....just a stuffy nose and small cough...any advice?

 
konnorsmommy09

Asked by konnorsmommy09 at 11:49 AM on Nov. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Do you have saline nose drops and one of those bulb things for his nose, to make his nose clearer? Sometimes they won't eat because they are too stuffy. And if you have a vaporizer (cool mist) start using it when he's sleeping. Poor baby. He'll get through it! Hugs to you!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Right now just keep offering him food(formula/bm) and keep track of how much he eats. If he is still taking only very small amounts compared to his normal eating or starts taking less I would call his doc first thing in the morning and see what they would want you to do. It could be that he has a cold and just doesn't feel like eating much, but you do need to make sure he gets some formula/bm in him, at least a little so he stays hydrated.
    mom2BOYZnDad

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 11:58 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • HE MAY HAVE A SORE THROAT SO EATING MAY HURT HIM. MAKE SURE ALL FLUIDS AND FOODS ARE WARM. IF HE DOESNT DRINK ALOT GIVE HIM SOME PEDIALITE. ABOUT 2- 3 OZ. SO HE DOESNT GET DEHYDRATED. CLEAR HIS NOSE WITH SALINE AND A ASPIRATOR. KEEP HIM SITTING UP. GIVE HIM A BATH TO LOOSEN HIM UP AND CLEAR HIS LUNGS. GIVE HIM TYLENOL OR MOTRIN EVER 4 - 6 HOURS. DO NOT USE VICS. A VAPORIZOR AT NIGHT WILL HELP BUT DO NOT PUT THE MENTHOL DROPS. A HUMIDIFIER WOULD BE OK TOO. DONT GIVE UP JUST KEEP TRYING WITH OUT FORCING HIM TO EAT. GOOD LUCK!!
    sassy_brizzy

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 12:00 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

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