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Polly D

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Anyone else got a pukey baby at the mo? For the last few days R (9 months) has been spewing his formula up: proper sick, not reflux. Off his food at times, but also wolfing it down at other moments. He's been coughing lots, and has a cold. Otherwise is his usual fairly cheery self and sleeping okayish.

My question is whether I should stop giving him formula (SMA) for a bit as he's only sick after that, not after mealtimes, but it feels wrong! Am giving him water so he's hydrated.

Apparently there's quite a bit of this going round. Went on NHS direct website which says to ring the helpline for advice for bubs under 1, and the helpline is only dealing with emergencies.

Thanks parents

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Anyone else got a pukey baby at the mo? For the last few days R (9 months) has been spewing his formula up: proper sick, not reflux. Off his food at times, but also wolfing it down at other moments. He's been coughing lots, and has a cold. Otherwise is his usual fairly cheery self and sleeping okayish.

My question is whether I should stop giving him formula (SMA) for a bit as he's only sick after that, not after mealtimes, but it feels wrong! Am giving him water so he's hydrated.

Apparently there's quite a bit of this going round. Went on NHS direct website which says to ring the helpline for advice for bubs under 1, and the helpline is only dealing with emergencies.

Thanks parents

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I'm not sure about whether to continue giving the formula or not, but my 14 month old had the runs and a bit of vomiting this week, I called NHS direct and they were more than happy to speak to me even though it wasn't an emergency. There's also SELDOC if your surgery is closed and you would like to speak to a doctor.
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I'm not sure about whether to continue giving the formula or not, but my 14 month old had the runs and a bit of vomiting this week, I called NHS direct and they were more than happy to speak to me even though it wasn't an emergency. There's also SELDOC if your surgery is closed and you would like to speak to a doctor.
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Polly D, hope you've got some advice by now - tricky at the weekend. A good idea to see your GP tomorrow if the baby is still being sick. This happened to my little boy at a similar age and I was advised to continue giving him formula, but only a small amount, then wait a while, then give a little more. Good luck!
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HI we had a week of both ends being a problem shall we say! The HV advised to take off all dairy, which I did but not for long enough and it was really noticable when I reintroduced it too soon, so took him off it again and he was fine after 2 days. But it did take him about a week to get back to eating and drinking milk properly. It doesn't feel quite right not giving milk but it certainly helped my little one. I think there is a nasty sick bug doing the rounds at the moment. Hope you are feeling better soon. xx
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Thanks guys. He was fine all weekend in the end having formula in small doses, and good job too as we went away for the night for the first time, leaving him with granny (with massive guilt as he was pukey). Tonight, however, he spewed his tea high into the air, everywhere. Wouldn't go to sleep, and normally goes happily to bed. Sobbed for over an hour, even when in arms, but eventually fell asleep. Doesn't seem to have a temp, or really seem ill.

Yep, there does seem to be a lot of it about and this is quite reassuring in a way, though I feel for you all going through the same thing. Might try doc tomorrow anyway just to be cautious (a worrier). Oh yeah, and no diarreah...I really must learn how to spell that but too tired to look it up.

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Seldoc has always been very responsive for us. Just having someone local you can talk to when it's the middle of the night and you are all irrational (or worried with good reason) makes such a world of difference. I really recommend them for little ones over NHS direct - on almost every occasion after a phone consultation, they have either come to our house, or invited us down to the centre for a check up.


I wish I also knew how to spell diarreeeyyyyaaaaaaaa!! Never mastered it. Not even the American spelling.

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