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How much rice cereal to feed infant with diarrhea

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 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 34 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 47 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 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
A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Cereal introduction: It is generally recommended that 4 month olds be started on one to two tablespoons of wet plain rice cereal once or twice a day with a spoon. Once yo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Why either: Early feeding is a throwback to the years when mom's made their own marginal formula from cow milk.It is not needed in the first year, but most begin ... Read More