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Diet For Minimizing Diarrhea
Diet for Minimizing Your Child's Diarrhea
Stop all juice and regular soda.
Avoid products containing Splenda.
Use Lactaid treated milk, water or Crystal Light.
For children over 1 year of age, try Pediasure. It offers good calories and nutrients, and is lactose free.
Avoid sugar-free gums and candy; the sorbitol and xylitol act as laxatives. These are also in apple juice!
Children need fat and fiber in their diet. Both act as a brake and slow down gut transit time.
Bananas, rice, complex starches may help. Minimize simple sugars.
Watch food and drinks with fructose:
Sunny D, Capri Sun, Frutopia
Bottled teas such as Arizona tea
"Fake" fruit snacks