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What food along with breast feeds should be given to an infant with fever ?

hi my baby girl is 5 months old, she is having fever @100-101 F, I have given her paracitamol (125mg/5ml) drops. but temperature was lowered for sometime only upto 99 F. but after 4 hours temperature is still 101 F. pl suggest me what food to give along with breast feed . can i give her boiled water as she has not passed much urine ?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Your baby most likely could be suffering from an infection due to which her fever is persistent.Also during fever the body can become dehydrated and hence the urination may decrease.
Ideally it would be best to consult her pediatrician for a thorough examination and evaluation to confirm the diagnosis.Sometimes a course of antibiotics might be necessary to control the infection and resultant fever which can be prescribed by her doctor after evaluating her.
Yes you can give boiled water to maintain hydration but remember exclusive breastfeeding is always best for infants less than 6mths.After that you can start with boiled, pureed and mashed foods like rice, ragi, bananas , apples etc.For details regarding food preparations you can visit the
Also make sure you are giving the right dosage of paracetamol according to her weight .The usual dosage being 10 to 15 mg per kg per dose.
Such dose can be given at 6_8 hrly Intervels.
Please do seek prompt consultation if fever persists or the baby develops any new symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea or cough or refusal to feeds.
Wishing your baby a speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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you should not give any other food or food suppliment to an 5mnth baby except breast milk.. feed your baby more.. and about her fever you did not mentioned clearly whether your baby have any symptoms like cough,cold like that along with fever then only i can clearly suggest you treatment.. paracetamol is an symptomatic treatment which will relieve fever for sometime.. if you clearly tell all other symptoms then proper treatment can be given.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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