What types of food do I feed my little one when she has diarrhea to help treatment.
Deb - posted on 08/21/2009
At one time I would have said to give the little one rice water, but now I am not so sure. The body has to get rid of toxins and you as an adult and the baby both have toxins. So I would suggest you try letting the body flush it out so it does not block the intestines and then if it continues try rice water the starch helps people with diarrea. hope this helps
Claudia - posted on 08/21/2009
the most important is too keep her hydrated. lots of water, pedialite stuff like that. signs of dehydration are sunken eyes, not alert, and change of color in the skin. only give food as she asks for it but stay away from greasy stuff. if it is more than 3 days take her to the doc.
Kelly - posted on 08/21/2009
I was told by a nurse that it is actually the BRATT diet, the same as all the others said, but also tea. I guess that depends on how old she is. Just a side note-I never could get any of mine to drink pedialite-they all hated the taste, and it was always a waste of money. I never tried it myself that I recall, so I don't know why. Hope she is better soon!!!
Sara - posted on 08/21/2009
The BRAT diet! Like others have said! But also i would give them pedialite! Which is kinda expensive. You can get the Walmart brand it's like 3 dollars cheaper! And it's the same stuff! My kids always drink that when they have diarriah- and they love it!
Nancy - posted on 08/21/2009
Well i would suggest along with what the doctor suggested for a treatment. Foods that will tighten up her stool. Bananas and rice cereal, apples does it for my baby...Try to stay away from foods that loosen her stool...Like pears; greens
Patricia - posted on 08/21/2009
Christina.... with diarrhea you will have to take the little one to the doctors... as sometimes it can lead to dehydration...how old is our little one... taking the baby is eating then soft steamed rice with plain fresh yogurt...lots of liquids to replenish loss of water through diarrhea.... consult a doctor .... wishing you all the best in recovery for the little one...Angel hugs
Bev - posted on 08/21/2009
It depends on how long she has had diarrhea. If she has it for at least 2 days - she needs to see her doctor. Also, how old is she? When my kids were little I found that giving them very, very small portions of dry food, i.e., bread, crackers (nothing on them) and then see if that works. Make sure you give her liquids though so she doesn't dehydrate if the diarrhea is severe and lasts 2+ days. Flat ginger ale, water. Bananas are good too.
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