Fever Is Accompanied By Diarrhea In Infants And Lack Of Breastfeeding Appetite?
Hello doctor .. r nMy pediatrician is 2 months 2 weeks, at first my baby had a fever with a body temperature of 38-39.5 ° c accompanied by mild diarrhea. Hospitalized for 3 days. After recovering, my child is currently not breastfeeding, before I weighed 6.3 kg but now the doctor has gone down. R nMy son is currently sleeping longer than usual. And it’s hard to wake up. R nWhat is the cause of the doctor ?? r nAnd what’s the solution doctor? R nThank you.
In infants aged 2-3 months generally suckle every 2-4 hours and are able to suckle as much as 80-150 ml each time breastfeeding. While the baby sleeps 2-3 months around 14-16 hours / day with 10-11 hours of sleep a night and 4-5 hours of napping.
Is the baby still having diarrhea? What is the frequency of urination? How many times have you changed diapers or diapers? The condition of babies who sleep more often and rarely drink can be caused by the baby drinking quite a large amount in one drink and becoming very full. As long as the frequency of breastfeeding and sleeping is still within normal limits as above, you don't need to worry.
But considering your baby's previous diarrhea, it needs to be considered again the condition of the baby is lazy to drink and often sleepy associated with dehydration. Diarrhea in infants accompanied by fever can cause the baby's body to become dehydrated / lack of fluids. Signs of dehydration include lazy drinking, sleepiness even though not hours of sleep, eyes of a cow, cold hands and feet, sunken fontanel, crying without tears, do not urinate (change diapers for more than 6 hours), dry mouth and lips , breathing faster, and the baby is very fussy.
For now, try the following tips:
Keep feeding the baby every 2-4 hours, even if the baby sleeps, keep the nipple close to his mouth, often the baby will suckle while sleeping. Pay attention to signs of dehydration and monitor the frequency of urination. Make the atmosphere bright during the day and dim at night so that the baby starts learning about the difference day and night. Give comfortable clothes to the baby. The most important thing now is to make sure the baby gets enough milk. If you find signs of dehydration in the baby, immediately take the baby to the pediatrician or take the control baby to the doctor who treats it beforehand so that it can be directly examined the condition of your baby and the doctor can provide further treatment for your baby. Handling if the baby is dehydrated by replacing fluids, if necessary through the infusion.
Hope it helps you,