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what to do about food in toddlers loose stools?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Poor digestion: The 'BRAT' diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and the like) are foods recommended during bouts of diarrhea because they help bind the stool and are easier to digest.

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