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I have been a mom for 4 and a half years. DD1 NEVER has had the runs and Zoe has the runs now for the first time ever. How do I deal with this? I am amazed that I am unequiped (sp?) to deal with this...<br><br>
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Dd had diarhea for the first time at 12m (due to antibiotics). What worked for us was bananas, rice (in broth usually), yogurt, and tons and tons of breastfeeding for hydration. Pretzels for snack also. I know applesauce was recommended, but it has the reverse effect on dd, so that was out for us. I also had to keep on top of her to make sure she was changed right away to prevent a rash.<br><br>
In our case it lasted for about 10 days, but it only happened 1-2 times a day after the first day or two.<br><br>
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I think the best advice is the BRAT diet. Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. These are binding, gentle foods that help solve the diarrhea problem. Also, lots of water! Diarrhea can cause dehydration, so push fluids.<br><br>
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I was wondering if the diarrhea posts were going to start (DS seems to have a rotavirus sort of thing all of a sudden)!<br><br>
If she's still nursing, just go with that. When my guy is having such problems, he dumps the food-eating all together, and just goes with b'milk. And when he's sick like that, he's also throwing up...sometimes (earlier tonight) he'll nurse then throw up, then nurse right again...tonight he only did it once (the cycle), but last year he did it a couple times...<br><br>
But whatever b'milk that started to be digested was good, and helped him.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think the best advice is the BRAT diet. Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. These are binding, gentle foods that help solve the diarrhea problem. Also, lots of water! Diarrhea can cause dehydration, so push fluids.<br><br>
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My pediatrician told me to never use the BRAT diet. You want to keep feeding the child the same foods they normally eat. So that you don't interrupt their regular diet. If you use the BRAT diet, the diarrhea goes away, and return to regular diet, then the diarrhea might come back worse!<br><br>
I say push fluids! Not so much juice (only if you really water it down). Lots of water and electrolytes.
 

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I called the advice nurse because Monday night DS started thowing up, and then Tuesday morning the diarrhea started in. The suggestion...Breastmilk and lots of it. The only suggestions my ped gives is Breastmilk and Pedialyte but they then say if the baby is Breastfed NOT to introduce Pedialyte because Breastmilk is better.<br><br>
I'm right there with you mama, but DS has been basically off his solids all week and is doing GREAT. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
HTH
 
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