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How should breastfed infants be treated for traveler's diarrhea?

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Breastfed infants should continue nursing on demand. For bottle-fed infants, full-strength lactose-free or lactose-reduced formulas should be used. Be sure to mix the formula with boiled water that has cooled. Older children receiving semisolid or solid foods should continue to receive usual foods if they have diarrhea. Immediate medical attention is required if an infant with diarrhea develops signs of moderate to severe dehydration (including dry mouth, eyes, and skin), confusion; sunken eyes; and fever, bloody diarrhea, persistent vomiting, or fever higher than 102 F.

From: Traveler's Diarrhea WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 6, 2019

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