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What do you feed your child when s/he has diarrhea?

I eliminate all dairy, fruit, juice, and most veggies.

I try to get him to eat a lot of bananas, rice, and crackers.

If I think he's getting low on hydration, I give him pedialyte. (Not dehydrated, just low -- if he seems dehydrated, we call the doctor).

Just wondering what other mamas do.


Asked by FelipesMom at 12:41 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • gatorade , jello , applesauce , crackers , water , popcycles , boost if stomach can handle

    Answer by letstalk747 at 12:46 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • the BRAT diet

    Answer by rebeccadac at 1:29 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • When my son was an infant and hadn't pooped in about 2wks, I was told apple sauce by my mom, and then later told that apple juice is what you want to soften stool. apple sauce actually binds them I would say if he/she has diarhea to give apple sauce. Bananas help. GL!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 12:48 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • BRAT diet. Bananas Rice Applesauce Toast. Tea

    Answer by sstepph at 2:55 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • bisketliss, I'm sorry that happened to you. I have heard that the pectin content, which is the important factor, is very different in different forms of apple products (frexh apples vs apple juice vs applesauce for example). thanks for sharing what you learned!

    Comment by FelipesMom (original poster) at 4:58 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

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