Diet For Diarrhea Only (No Vomiting) (Child, 2-5 Yr)
Give extra fluids such as full-strength formula or milk. Avoid sweetened juices or sodas. Also give solid foods such as cereal, oatmeal, bread, noodles, carrots, mashed bananas, mashed potatoes, applesauce, dry toast, crackers, pretzels, soups with rice or noodles, and cooked vegetables.
If diarrhea is severe, give oral rehydration solution between feedings. Oral rehydration solution is available at drugstores and grocery stores without a prescription. Brands include Pedialyte, Enfalyte, and Rehydralyte. Follow the healthcare provider’s instructions on how much and how often to give your child the solution.
If your child is doing well after 24 hours, resume a normal diet.
Note : Some children may be sensitive to the lactose in milk or formula. Their symptoms may worsen. If that happens, use oral rehydration solution instead of milk or formula during this illness.