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How much rice cereal to feed infant with diarrhea

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
RICE ALLERGY?: Among the cereals when first intruducing solid foods, rice cereal is the safest. Mothers are advised to give cereals one by one to avoid allergy espec... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It's safe: It's safe to give rice cereal to a5 month old. It may or may not help with the diarrhea.
Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probably wont: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it wont stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Parameters: The average infant will have 2-3 diarrhea illnesses/yr to age when it drops to 1-2/yr.They are usually & self recover over time. As long as the ki... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: We start cereal at 4 months of age in formula fed babies and 6 months for breast fed babies. There is little benefit for cereal prior to those times.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Rice cereal: The purists will tell you to wait until your child is six months old. However, if he weighs 13-16 pounds you can give him cereal especially if hes hun... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
When : When a child refuses to eat, it can be very anxiety provoking since one of our main jobs as a parent is to feed our kids. If he's still breast fed/ f... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Water: As long as your child is taking adequate amounts of formula of 20-24 ounces per day water isn't necessary
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Diaper rash: Local irritation and a diaper rash may have been due to the change in her diet. Rice cereal for babies is fortified with iron and an important part of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cer... Read More

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