what do you give a baby when he/she has diarrhea?
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Tara - posted on 07/15/2010
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
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
-apple sauce (I assume just plain, not mixed)
-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 :)
Amanda - posted on 07/14/2010
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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