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What fluids should I give my child with diarrhea?

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  • If your child is breastfeeding, continue nursing as usual.
  • Your doctor may want you to give your baby small amounts of oral electrolyte solution. Check the amount with your doctor.
  • Give toddlers oral electrolyte solution, ice chips, or clear broth. If your child is vomiting, encourage them to take small, frequent sips instead of drinking too much at once.
  • Offer your toddler popsicles made with oral electrolyte solution.

From: Diarrhea Treatment in Children WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017
Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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