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how much rice cereal to feed infant with diarrhea

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
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 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
It's safe: It's safe to give rice cereal to a5 month old. It may or may not help with the diarrhea.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your baby may develop a hard stool.
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Water: As long as your child is taking adequate amounts of formula of 20-24 ounces per day water isn't necessary
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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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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why: The nutrition in formulas is superior to that of cereal. The added material does not improve nutrition & to counter common myth, it doesn't make them ... Read More
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