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Things you may not know about your child’s tummy.

What Should You Give To Your Child With Diarrhea?

As a parent, it’s hard to see our children in pain. When your child is suffering from diarrhea, are you feeding him/her the right food? Tick the box to foods that you think you should give to your child with diarrhea:

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    Bananas are easily digested, making them a good choice for easing up your child’s upset tummy. Also, bananas are a good source of potassium that help replace electrolytes that may be lost by because of diarrhea.

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    Sugar-free candy contains artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes that can have a laxative effect and may contribute to gas and bloating.

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    White rice is easily digested and is high in carbohydrates. It can also help to firm up loose stool.

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    Potatoes are easy to prepare and are high in potassium.

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    Burgers and other foods with high-fat content can speed up intestinal contractions and cause a reaction to your digestive system.

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    Carrots can provide important nutrition and you should include them in your diet while you have diarrhea. Also, carrots can be surprisingly sweet and tasty when served steamed.

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    Consumption of milk or dairy products may worsen diarrhea as your child’s tummy is already sensitive to certain food.

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    Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, and is recommended as a bulking agent for your stool when you have diarrhea.

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    Drinking water or energy drinks can help restore vitamins and minerals that are lost due to diarrhea

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    Broccoli is a no-no during diarrhea. Broccoli and other vegetables like cabbage and beans are known to produce gas that may contribute to further diarrhea.

References:
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000121.htm
https://www.healthline.com/health/what-to-eat-when-you-have-diarrhea#foods-to-avoid
https://www.verywell.com/what-to-eat-for-diarrhea-1944822

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