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How can you replace fluids for dehydration in an infant up to 1 year old?

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For dehydration in an infant up to 1 year old:

  • If you breast-feed, nurse more often.
  • If you bottle feed, give your baby the usual amount of fluid, unless the baby is vomiting. If your baby is vomiting, give smaller amounts more frequently. For example, instead of 6 ounces every 4 hours, give 3 ounces every 2 hours. If she vomits more than once, call your doctor.
  • If your baby eats solid food, cereal, strained bananas, and mashed potatoes, also provide fluids.
  • Give an oral rehydration solution such as Pedialyte, if possible. It replaces salt, sugar, potassium, and other nutrients. Ask your doctor what type and quantity to use.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

Kaiser Permanente: "Dehydration: Home Treatment."

Dehydration Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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