what can i feed my son when he is throwing up ! And he wants to eat something ? He is 5 yrs old
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Stephanie - posted on 04/19/2009
My pedi always said stick to the BRAT diet - Bananas, Rice, Apples and Toast. Most important is to keep him hydrated - popsicles give him a little taste of something but are mainly liquid. Just remember don't let him eat a lot at once or drink a lot at once he'll just throw it back up again. A little every 5 or 10 minutes usually works.
if he is really dehydrated, my doctor recommended flat coke. Stir in extra sugar (sounds horrendous I know!) to take out the fizz, then let him sip it in tiny quantities - apparently it gives them essential salts and sugars back. I tried it with my daughter after 3 days of throwing up and not keeping anything down, and it worked. She sipped a tiny amount every 5 mins for the first hour and after this hour she perked up!
Chris - posted on 04/20/2009
Give something bland - rice, grits, banana, tea to drink. I've heard it called the brat diet. B=banana R=rice A=applesauce T=tea this will keep their stomachs from being so hungry. Another idea is plain boiled noodles, very little salt or butter just to taste. Chicken noodle soup is good too. We also use chicken bouillion cubes and make a broth in a coffee cup in the microwave. Just keep it bland. Nothing that is spicy or that will upset the stomach.
Amy - posted on 04/23/2009
When my son had the stomach virus he would take saltine crackers and dip them in soup broth. He would eat a little bit of the actual soup but not much. My pediatrician said give them Pedialyte or watered down gatorade. The Pedialyte has less sugar in it than gatorade.
Diane - posted on 04/20/2009
The "brat" diet, bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, popsicles always work too,food and drink in one. Kids usually crave milk, but it will curdle and come back up, gingerale settles the stomach, but if he'll eat let him, but slowly, and bland foods.
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