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Sick baby - help!

I am such a freak. This is my 2nd time around- I should know how to handle. My 3 month old has barely eaten today. He is either sleeping or fussy with a couple smiles in there. Temp is 99.6. He has a runny nose a few days ago, but that's gone now and no other symptoms -

The part that is freaking me out is that he ate 4oz at 7am and a totally of 6oz since. That makes it about 10oz in 19 hours....Is this normal when he doesn't feel good?

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Asked by sunshine58103 at 11:10 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would call your doctor. When they don't feel good they don't eat as much as they would....
    As long as he's still having wet diapers I wouldn't worry...but call the after hours nurse and see what they have to say about it.

    Answer by CABlonde at 11:12 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • See if you can get him to drink pedialite. And call the dr.

    Answer by wood1980 at 11:13 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Just don't let him dehydrate, that can be incredibly serious! Call the 'on call' doctor and make an appointment with your physician tomorrow.

    Answer by carol2m2 at 11:18 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Call the doctor or minor emergency.

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 11:53 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Okay, he just guzzled down 5 ounces - things are better!

    Comment by sunshine58103 (original poster) at 12:04 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Keep track of his diapers and call your doctor. They will want to know how many wet diapers he has had and just keep offering a bottle. There is nothing worse than a sick baby!

    Answer by khedy at 12:11 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

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