what do you give a baby when he/she has diarrhea?

Jasmine - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my dauqhter hasz been havinq it for three daysz straight now. i dont know whats qoinq on.

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Tara - posted on 07/15/2010

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I dont know how old your baby is but a good thing to remember when a child has diarrhea is the BRAT diet. Bannannas, Rice, Apples, and Toast if your baby is eating baby food this should help. It has always worked for my kids. Good luck

Lisa - posted on 07/16/2010

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pedialyte is the best for her! bananas are really good for them when they have diarrhea. it helps with the calms it, but they have lots of nutrients and potssium.

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Jasmine,
When my daughter and a little boy in my dayhome had diarhea I called health link (a service of nurses here) and the recommended for diarhea is milk. I am not sure how old your daughter is, but you can give her pedialite to keep her electrolytes up. They told me the foods to give are:
-yogurt, cottage cheese or cream cheese
-ripe bananas
-apple sauce (I assume just plain, not mixed)
-grape juice
-white bread, noodles (NO WHOLE WHEAT AS THIS IS HARD TO DIGEST AND HARD ON THE INTESTINES)
-no greasy or fried food
-NO raw vegetables or fruit

I hope this helps. If you are worried about her being dehydrated take her in to be checked! Good luck and I am sure she will be better in no time :)

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I gave my son gastrolyte which is a solution you put in water and that is all you give them. no breastmilk or formula just this. it cleared up my son's in a day and he had been having it non stop for a week

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2010

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First thing you should do is get ahold of your doctor. This is very serious as your daughter is lossing fluids, if it's really bad she may need to be hospitalized (don't mean to scare you). When my daughter was about 4 months old she had diarrhea, the doctor told me to give her pedialyte (you can get unflavored stuff) between every feeding (so it doesn't interfere with her nutrition), as much as she would drink. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

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Jasmine - posted on 07/15/2010

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thank you guys so much. i just bought her pedialyte today &+ hopefully it helps her alot. but she just turned 8 months today.

Jennifer - posted on 07/14/2010

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definitely take her to the doctor. 3 days of diarrhea would be a long time for an adult, let alone a baby and dehydration is an extremely serious risk

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