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how much pedialyte for infants

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Unnecessary: It wont harm the baby, but it's unnecessary. You want to give your baby her best nutrition which is breast milk or formula. She needs the fat, carb ... Read More
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pedialyte: Pedialyte is not dangerous to give to a well infant but it is not meant to take the place of formula, 1-2 oz a day may help with hydration particularl ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Follow dosage quidelines. Should be no problem, but I am assuming you are giving it for the right reason!
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Dr. Terence Grogan
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but,: If your infant is vomiting and/or has diarrhea you can but, you should consult your child's doctor first because young infants are more at risk of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
possibly: Any product when given in excess could have negative effects.I have seen infants force fed the product develop profuse diarrhea that only stopped when ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Pedialyte is only recommended for a child with vomiting and diarrhea. Discuss the addition of water with your child's provider. There is usually no in ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You should call your child's doctor if you see any signs of dehydration. These signs are: - dry mouth -few or no tears when crying -excessive fussin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Being baby to dr: Bring baby to pediatrician, vomiting in newborn can be sign of congenital disorder, you shouldn't need pedialyte for newborn, do not give it before di ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Actually, : Actually, most infants have c. Difficile bacteria in their gut as part of their normal flora and it does not cause the problems we see in older kids o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It's fine to serve..: At room temperature. Pedialyte is refrigerated after opening simply because once its opened it can become contaminated and "spoil". Refrigeration prot ... Read More
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