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How can you give your child fluids when he or she is dehydrated?

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  • Give fluids in small amounts. Avoid juice or soda.
  • If your infant is breastfeeding, continue to nurse your baby. Let him nurse more often.
  • Your pediatrician may want you to give your baby small amounts of oral electrolyte solution. Check the amount with your doctor.
  • Give toddlers about 1 tablespoon of oral electrolyte solution, ice chips, water, ice pops, or clear broth every 15 minutes.

From: Treating Dehydration in Children WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/12/2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

KidsHealth.org: "Dehydration."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

KidsHealth.org: "Dehydration."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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