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Diarrhea in Babies: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatments

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Diarrhea in babies and children is fairly common as well. According to the NIH, diarrhea in children may be caused by any of the following:

• Illness
• Antibiotics
• Infection
• Food sensitivity
• Consuming too much fruit or fruit juice

A toddler or infant with diarrhea can easily suffer from dehydration. The key thing to remember is to keep your child hydrated during their bout with diarrhea. Monitor your child's health and behavior very closely for the next 48 hours.

According to ConsumerReportsHealth.org, here are some tips to prevent dehydration in your child.

• Rehydration drinks such as Gerber Liquilyte, Pedialyte, and Rehydralyte work well to prevent and treat dehydration.

• If you are breastfeeding, continue this as usual. Offer your baby feeds more often and try to make the feeds longer. You can also give your baby extra fluids, such as water or rehydration drinks.

• Try to avoid sugary drinks, like fruit juice.


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