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I tried calling 3 docs and no call back yet. I think he has a low fever but we have a crappy thermometer.
He has been wanting to nurse every 15-30 mins but tosses it back up. Should I let him or just say no?
9/24/12
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by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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mama02040608
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM
NEVER limit nursing sessions, especially in a baby that young. Even if he pukes, something has been absorbed. Just watch him carefully. Anything changes, take him in to be seen.
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM
Yep, this!

Quoting mama02040608:

NEVER limit nursing sessions, especially in a baby that young. Even if he pukes, something has been absorbed. Just watch him carefully. Anything changes, take him in to be seen.
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catholicmamamia
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Quoting mama02040608: NEVER limit nursing sessions, especially in a baby that young. Even if he pukes, something has been absorbed. Just watch him carefully. Anything changes, take him in to be seen.

 


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by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Keep us posted.. hope he feels better soon! 


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Kimbyann
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM
He cooled down a lot and is doing better. Seems back to normal and no more pouring sweat.
We have horrible luck lately lol.
We used up all the diapers today and ran out of gas until tomorrow lol so he's in size 2 that was given to us by SIL
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Hyman
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Starve a fever is a harmful myth.

Keep nursing.
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Hyman
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM
And cool baths will help if his fever comes up again
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Gruntlings
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM

A fever in an 11 day old baby merits a trip to the ER if you can't get a doc on the phone soon. Very young babies have a harder time with fevers and they like to make sure there's no infection. Since you don't have a reliable thermometer I'd want to get baby's temperature checked out.

-Sarah
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Sarah is a mom to three and a moderator in the "Breastfeeding Moms" group. She runs Nurshable.com where she blogs about finding joy in gentle parenting.


Gruntlings
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:43 PM

If his fever went away, good. Keep an eye on it. Feed on demand and more so if you can. Watch him for any signs of dehydration (sunken soft spot, fewer than 6 wet diapers per 24 hours, strong smelling pee) and NURSE!

Quoting Kimbyann:

He cooled down a lot and is doing better. Seems back to normal and no more pouring sweat.
We have horrible luck lately lol.
We used up all the diapers today and ran out of gas until tomorrow lol so he's in size 2 that was given to us by SIL


-Sarah
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Sarah is a mom to three and a moderator in the "Breastfeeding Moms" group. She runs Nurshable.com where she blogs about finding joy in gentle parenting.


Kathy489
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I agree with this. Not only hydration and antibodies, but nursing also comforts babies when they don't feel good. Doctors aren't really a reliable source when it comes to nursing.

Quoting fortressmom:

Don't limit nursing sessions. He needs those antibodies, even if it seems he's tossing it all back at you. Dr's have no real training in nursing, so take most of what they say where it's concerned with a grain of salt. Cool rags if needed to help him stay cooler and just keep an eye on his temp.


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