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?
I always thought my warm babies felt feverish. Get a good thermometer and get an accurate check. Absolutely keep nursing. Whether baby is sick or not. Tiny shots of milk will keep dehydration away, even if you think most of it is coming back up. Is this suddenly new behavior?
A few months ago my 9 month old had roseola, he was throwing up every time I nursed him and had a temperature of 105.7 which I brought back down with a luke warm bath ad cool wet socks on his feet. Try breastfeeding more often but for shorter intervals. That is what I did when he was sick and throwing up after almost every feeding and it really helped. He stopped throwing up after that. Whatever you do, do not stop breastfeeding. Your milk will keep your baby hydrated and will provide antibodies to help your baby fight off whatever is causing him to be sick in the first place.
100.4 in a newbie is very borderline for me. If you bring him to the dr they could and often do alot of unnecessary testing.
1. Get a good thermometer. personally I prefer a rectal one for littles
2. Nurse nurse nurse
3.wipe him down with a cool cloth.
4. If his demeanor changes(increase lethargy, inconsolable crying etc) take him in to be seen
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.