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Can I Give My Baby Gatorade To Treat Dehydration
Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Add sugar: Your baby must be well enough to suck and swallow. Sugar water is highly recommended for infant dehydration. Starch requires digestion. Simple sugar is faster. A pinch of salt or baking soda is also helpful. You may place drops of sugar water on the tongue or under the tongue. Then help your baby suck from a bottle that you have made. If this seems ineffective, take your baby to a clinic ...Read more
Water: Most constipation is due to dehydration. Give him or her a little extra water or dilute his milk or formula with water. You can also try mineral oil, which is a clear oil, that you can mix with food or drink and this will naturally soften stool. If baby is throwing up, fevers, or not eating and excessively fussy, you need to contact your pediatrician. Try vaselline on rectum too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 2 months and I was told to give him pedialyte for dehydration but don't know how many ounces to give him? Do I dilute it?
Here are some...: For a precise answer, this Q should be referred to a pediatrician or closely follow the recommendation and instruction from product label, and see how he may drink or respond if he is indeed dehydrated. To sort things out properly for possible dehydration and possible need for giving pedialyte, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more
What type of formula can I give my baby because he throws up with the one he drinks now which is enfamil i would lie to know what can I do to help my baby or what formula can he drink other than enfamil
If : If your baby is having trouble tolerating a milk based formula, regardless of the brand, then you may want to consider switiching to a soy based formula and monitor for improvement.Soy based formulas are sold in any store that sells "regular" or milk based formula. If this does not help, then your baby maybe dealing with a reflux issue, and would need to be evaluated by his or her doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Baby won't drink eat or sleep due to sore throat and awful cold what can we give her to make her drink atleast??
Sick baby. : How old is your sick baby? If you are talking about a baby younger than about six months, I would seek medical help now. You are right to be worried about getting fluids in. Babies can get dehydrated quickly. Try a Popsicle, teaspoons of some liquid, ice chips, anything really. If you don't have success right away getting fluids in, I would seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
My 7 week old baby has really bad gas which is causing colic. Can I give her jello water to help her tummy or some other thing to help without trip to?
Colic not always gas: Colic is often related to a general response normal in many babies related to the stage of development. Your baby is about the right age to have it. Jello water would not be advisable and or necessarily help. They may be other things going on so a call to your health care provider might be helpful. ...Read more
Get them voiding: If an infant is taking enough fluid to wet a diaper every 4-6 hrs they are hydrated. It is sometimes hard to tell, if their pee is mixed with diarrhea you must rely on their willingness to drink robustly and keep their mouth moist. Modern diapers often pull away moisture so placing square of toilet tissue in the diaper can aleart you that they peed thru it. When in doubt, check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler Milk: First of all, I applaud you for wanting to find a way to get your toddler to drink less milk. Cow's milk is thought to trigger type one diabetes in some people, so that is reason enough. I have two suggestions: 1. offer coconut milk, hemp milk, almond milk, or rice milk and 2. Since toddlers cannot shop or get their own food or drink, as the parent, just stop serving it!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow. Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte
None: If an infant is not gaining weight appropriately this needs to be addressed with their medical provider to make sure there is not an underlying medical condition leading to lack of weight gain. If the workup does not reveal a medical condition they may adjust the diet or have you add nutrient/ calorie dense supplements like pediasure depending on age of child. ...Read more
Depends: Milo is a chocolate/malt milk that is available in various forms around the world. It is cow milk based and has chocolate proteins so introduction after a year of age is reasonable. It is not tolerated by kids with cow milk, gluten or chocolate sensitivity. There is some caffeine in the product so if used it should be limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
I went to hospital they give me duphalac oral solution for constipation can you explain how to use it?
See answer: Duphalac(lactulose) is given as follows: 1 or 2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) once or twice a day. It may cause some cramping. For more natural "laxative" dried fruit,especially prunes and apricots, are very effective for constipation. For more patient information on treating constipation go to > http://bit.ly/1uzOegm ...Read more
Can i give my 11 month old pedialyte for a stomach bug to keep her hydrated? And how long before I should take her to the hospital,
Absolutely!: Pedialyte, or any of the generic oral rehydration solutions, are excellent things to use for those stomach bugs. Easy to digest, keeps baby hydrated. Give tiny amounts frequently. She may be tempted to gulp large amounts, but if you do that you are likely to see it come back at you!. There are also pedialyte popsicles that work great. Get concerned if no urine output in over 12 hours, listless... ...Read more
What's the best thing to do to help with my constipated baby he is ten months old I have given him some apple juice and that doesn't seem to help ?
Call his Dr.: The best thing to do is call his Dr and go over the child's current daily diet. The Dr will want to know any issues you are having with your child and for continuity of care would be able to provide you with the best treatment recommendations and then follow-up with you later to assure all is going well. Best wishes. ...Read more
See other answers: There's often a big difference between eating enough to grow well and be healthy and eating enough to make mommy happy. If your nine month old is growing well, s/he is getting enough calories and you should not push him/her to eat more. What is under your control is the quality and healthfulness of what you feed. Don't give food with lousy nutritional value just to get him/her to eat more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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