Our infant does not appear to be well. Based on spots around her mouth, hands and feet, we suspect hand, foot and mouth disease. We also think that she has a sore throat because suddenly she doesn't want to breastfeed or bottlefeed or drink from a spoon.
We brought our infant to the pediatrician. They told us that they suspect hand, foot and mouth disease, but because the symptoms were not typical, they gave our infant a blood test. Besides diagnosing a painkiller (ibuprofen) they did not give us any medicine.
While awaiting the blood test results, what can we do in the meantime to keep our infant fed and hydrated, if she doesn't want to eat?