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breastfeeding mom, stomach bug, dehydration...

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Ugh I was throwing up all night. I hate stomach bugs.

 

Anyway I am probably over the worst but my stomach is still feeling very tender and I doubt I'm going to be able to eat much today. And yeah I've got diarrhea to go along with everything.

 

I'm worried about dehydration because I need to keep nursing my three month old. Any great tips on staying hydrated with tummy upset? I don't usually like sweet sports drinks but I know I need electrolytes. Would broth do the trick?

 

I seem to be keeping water down for now.

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Yes, I'd go with broth if your body can keep it down. Any liquid you can keep down will be beneficial. Drink frequently in small amounts at a time.

 

Hope you're feeling better soon!

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Whatever you can keep down is fine! I had norovirus with a 5 month old. It sucked but of course I fared better than DH. **eyeroll**

 

SmartWater has some electrolytes but tastes like plain water. Ice chips. If you have someone to drive you, could you get IV fluids if necessary?

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So sorry. You must feel miserable! I agree that anything you can keeep down or sounds good to you. Take it slow, just a small sip at a time. Try 1 teaspoon of liquid every few minutes.

 

If you can't keep it down, then I would suggest going to ER for fluids.

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you probably need more than just water so you can replace electrolytes.

 

gatorade -which has a lot of added sugar

 

coconut water. my dr told that in the pacific during the war, when they didn't have ringers, they'd stick a tube in the coconut and the other end directly into the patient.  the proportions of electrolytes are the same.  and it's sterile

 

eta: if you do coconut water - but sure it's straight coconut water.   but you want something that has the electrolytes.  I've had times I wouldn't recover until they'd been replaced.

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