cant get my daughter to drink milk only pedialite and sickness is gone.

Lauren - posted on 01/17/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old, Riley, had horrible dierreha about 3 weeks ago. I was told to keep her off milk, juices, and certain foods. Well, she is better now, no sickness at all. But she will only drink pedialite now and no milk. Is that bad? Can to much be bad, considering its pretty much flavored water with less or no sugar?

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Rachael - posted on 01/19/2011

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first off the sodium and potassium in pedialyte can throw off her own electrolyte balance. I would treat it like any other medicine and store it out of her reach. She needs to drink her breast milk or cows milk and water (she doesn't really need juice) if you think she likes the fruit flavor put some fresh fruit or cucumbers in a pitcher of water.

Amy - posted on 01/17/2011

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I wouldn't let her keep doing it. Nothing wrong with no milk, but we all need water to live. She's drinking it probably because you're giving it to her. The back of pedialyte used to have an overdose warning. It is horribly expensive here and couldn't imagine you'd want to keep her on it for any reason. If you are worried about minerals or electrolytes, there are liquid flavorless minerals for kids out there. Some have so many dyes and bad crap in there that I think it outweighs the few good things. I wouldn't.

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