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My 5 month old has diaherra I have not introduced any new baby food in over a week. Should I suspend formula for now? What liquids can I give her inst

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Dr. Michael Amster
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In brief: Don't panic

Most diarrhea is due to a virus, short lived and not terribly impactful.
Occasionally after a bad stomach virus, kids can become temporarily lactose intolerant, so pedialyte is a good alternative for 1-2 days. However, for mild to moderate diarrhea, formula supplemented with pedialyte is fine. If vomiting or having high fever, consult your pediatrician.

In brief: Don't panic

Most diarrhea is due to a virus, short lived and not terribly impactful.
Occasionally after a bad stomach virus, kids can become temporarily lactose intolerant, so pedialyte is a good alternative for 1-2 days. However, for mild to moderate diarrhea, formula supplemented with pedialyte is fine. If vomiting or having high fever, consult your pediatrician.
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