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Sweet Potatoes And Diarrhea In Infants
Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?
Gas - bowels: You should bring this to the attention of your doctor. Almost certainly she/he will take a medical history, examine you, and order labs. Relax a bit - things will get better soon! ...Read more
Been eating mainly meat potatoes soy and bananas and bread everyday because of ulcerative colitis. What other healthy foods can I eat?
Is sweet stuff including both commercial sugars and natural sugars in fruits bad for liver cancer patients?
Is it normal that my toddlers diapers have undigested food in them, I always see oatmeal, pieces of fruit, branflakes, and beans in his stools?
Yes, that can happen: Yes, that does sometimes happen with toddlers. As long as he is acting well, has formed stools, no vomiting and is growing well, you don't need to worry. Those are all high fiber foods, which can be harder for a toddler to digest fully. If he is having pain or any of the other symptoms I mentioned, you should discuss this with his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?
May be stomach or : Gallbladder. If stomach is inflamed/ulcerated, fats can stimulate more acid causing more irritation. Fats can also exacerbate reflux. More likely is gallbladder problem: gb stores bile & secretes it to help digest fats; fats cause it to contract. May have gallstones or reduced gb function or gb inflammation. See pcp for evaluation, tests, options for treatment. In meantime, avoid fatty triggers. ...Read more
My 2 yo is very picky.Eats a lot of chicken nuggets and hot dogs and grilled cheese. Is this ok? He will also eat yogurt and baby food veggie occasion
Sad process: The toddler is used to a world where they are the boss and many fail to begin teaching them to be children.In the 1st yr you carried/diapered/fed them at any point they cried for it.That is what they expect even when they start being independent. Stop feeding the kid separately.Have him eat at the table and offer what you make.Maybe do one requested item for a while. Let him fuss, he won't starve ...Read more
I get mild to severe stomach pain after eating yogurt, and most fruits, eg, apples, grapes, watermelon. I'm not lactose intolerant, other dairy is ok.
Dyspepsia: Chilly and tea can induce more acid secretio in your stomach, just avoid these and if you continue to have stoamch ache then u should se ur doctor for peptic ulcer disease tests&/treatment. You could try decaffeinated tea, but it best to go on a balnd diet for afew days and see if it goes away. ...Read more
I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.
It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more
Why would a well blended drink of fresh pear, parsley, celery and plain yogurt cause intestinal and back pain?
Fruit juice and milk: Fruit juices and milk products (yogurt) can often cause bloating, gas pains, diarrhea and should be taken with caution if you have a history of easy stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance or other related conditions. It is unclear why this would cause back pain unless you are having muscular pain from the cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suggest some common foods to eat to be energized and revitalized all day. Foods made of common fruits and veggies, milk, etc. In a tropical country.
Lighter fare: Generally when you eat something high in fat you body goes into a "rest and digest" mode which may make you feel sluggish, tired. Likewise, a large consumption of simple carbohydrates may lead to a reactive hypoglycemia making you feel shaky, cranky. Eating healthy, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats in moderate amounts will help you avoid those responses yet still power your activities. ...Read more
Is thriving in growth charts, but refuses regular food. Relys on milk. When he does eat his bowel movements are runny have chunks of whole food in it.
Diet & Milk : Hello. This age can have picky eating habits. Milk despite many calories is iron deficient and can cause anemia in kids relying on milk. Is best to limit milk to 16oz or less per day. Less milk can boost appetite. If juice intake is high, runny stools can result. Lactose may be cause also. Recommend stool tests if long term issue. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more
Does powder milk such as Similac Comfort contains lactose? My kids mainly drink this during diarahea but I understand lactose may prolong diarhea?
Avoid: 7 month old babies are basically on breast milk or formula and starting solids slowly. Keep in mind that you are giving them the building blocks of nutrition and they are learning about food, consistency and flavor. Natural home made veggies and fruit have plenty of flavor with out adding anything else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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