Posted by: Jess | 2010/05/28



I started my baby boy on solids around 5 months old (Rice cereal), shortly after that he got a terrible post nasal drip which caused him to get an upper respiratory tract infection. While he was sick i stopped feeding him solids and only gave him breastmilk. When he was better i resumed with his solid diet, but not 3 weeks later he is sick again. Could him getting sick have something to do with his solid diet? He has never been sick before.

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This is not due to an allergy but is due to virus infections. Your baby's first illness was a cold and the second one also probably a cold. Is he at a creche?It may help to boost his immunity through winter by giving him a probiotic such as Reuteri Infant drops 5 drops daily for 10 days per month for the winter months.

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Posted by: Jess | 2010/05/31

Hi Doc, no he does not go to creche, he is at home with me at the moment. When he was sick the first time he had a lot of wheezing, coughing and nasal congestion. Also his nose began to run and his eyes were tearing. Now that he is sick again he isnt half as bad, had a bit of a runny nose and also the tearing eyes. He didnt have fever with either of the sick spells. I will give the reuteri a try, thanks for the advice!

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