Persuasive Essay On Diarrhea

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Introduction
When your child has diarrhea, the foods he or she eats are important. Choosing the right foods and drinks can help relieve your child's diarrhea. Making sure your child drinks plenty of fluids is also important. It is easy for a child with diarrhea to lose too much fluid and become dehydrated.
Work with your child's health care provider or a diet and nutrition specialist (dietitian) to determine what foods are best for your child.
What general guidelines should I follow?
If Your Child Is Younger Than 1 Year:
Continue to breastfeed or formula feed as usual.
If your child's health care provider approves, you may give your infant an oral rehydration solution (ORS). This is a drink that helps replace fluids and electrolytes (rehydrate). It can be found at pharmacies and retail stores.
Do not give your infant juices, sports drinks, or soda. These drinks can make diarrhea worse. Do not have your child drink only water by itself.
If your infant has been taking some table foods, you can continue to give her or him those foods if they do not make the diarrhea worse. Some recommended foods are rice, peas, potatoes, chicken, or eggs. Do not give your infant foods that are high in fat, fiber, or sugar.
If your infant does not keep table foods down, breastfeed and formula feed as usual. When your baby's stools become more solid, try giving table foods one at a time.
If Your Child Is 1 Year or Older:
Fluids
Give your child 1 cup (8 oz. or 237 mL) of fluid for each diarrhea

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