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Hi folks,

My DS, 15 months old, is recovering from a nasty bug. He had a fever and was throwing up and having diarrhea. He's been nursing like crazy, which I know is great, but what kind of foods can I give him now that he's asking for it. My thoughts are simple foods, oatmeal, sweet potato, toast, etc., but I thought you all might have some good ideas.

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They used to recommend the BRAT diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, but when my dd was recovering from Salmonella poisoning recently, the information sheet said they no longer prescribe it, and I never did find out why.
We just started her out on toast and chicken broth with a little rice, and she did fine. And she was super duper sick!
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coming from a medical background we were taught that the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesause, and toast) diet was not a good idea because most of those types of food have little nutrional value. I was taught to offer patients and my own child water they were hungry for. Of course don't give them chocolate bars and cotton candy if that is what they crave, but good nurtitious food they typically eat, but skip heavy milk product as they can promote more loose stool.
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"water they hungry for" should have read whatever they are hungry for
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Thanks. He's doing a lot better today and asking for food constantly. I'm going to keep him away from cheese until his poops are better, although he's still asking for it, but otherwise I guess I'll give him what he wants. Thanks again!
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I would suggest a high quality yogurt to get his intestines flourished again. Different, IMO than milk or cheese...
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