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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: taz | 2006/07/12

Q.

uti

my daughter is three months old. she has a uti. she will not drink any water. what can i do get her to drink some? she is bottle feed during the day and breast fed at night. is it true that if you breast feed, you dont have to give baby water or does this only apply to exclusively breast fed babies? i was told to add 2 tps of purity apple juice to 50ml of water. this will add a pleasant taste to the water making it easier for baby to drink and the apple will loosen any bacteria? is this correct?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She does not need to drink water at this stage. I have not come across the apple juice story before and apple juice will certainly not loosen any bacteria.

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Posted by: TAZ | 2006/07/14

YES THE PEAD HAS GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS. URINE SAMPLE WAS SENT TO LAB FOR TESTING, WAITING FOR RESULTS. WHAT ARE THEY TESTING FOR. WHATS THE WORST RESULTS I CAN GET?

Reply to TAZ
Posted by: Lou | 2006/07/13

Has the Paed given your baby antibiotics for the uti? Its imerative that she has this, as fluids alone wont cure it, and a uti in such a small baby is serious.

Reply to Lou
Posted by: Ann | 2006/07/12

Have they given your baby anything for her UTI or told you what is causing it, has she got kidney reflux? My baby is 16 mths old and she doesn't drink water and never has. I put pear juice - apple juice might be a bit acidic - in her bottle and mix it with water and she drinks this! Good luck!

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