The Rota virus is highly contagious. Rota Virus FAQ
Rehydration via Breast feeding seems to be the key, along with lots of liquids (pedialite).
Rota Virus information
Children can lose body fluids and electrolytes very rapidly with this disease. This is especially dangerous for children under 2 years of age. (3)
Without rehydration and restoring the electrolyte balance this disease can be life-threatening. (4, 5, 8) The most effective treatment for rotavirus
is rehydration with an electrolyte-balanced fluid supplement. (4, 7, 8) A diet of bland foods, such as bananas, applesauce, cereal and toast is also
recommended. Mothers who are breastfeeding a child with the virus should be encouraged to continue to do so. (5) Considered essential for recovery and
immunity against this virus is the presence of intestinal IgA and IgG antibodies and of IgA in mother's milk. (1) Viral infections do not respond to
antibiotic treatment. (8)
There are a few companies with a vacine
, but 1 month is probably too young.
The baby should probably be in the hospital.
We wish your family a quick recovery.