Ugh, a Stomach Bug! 6 Common Tummy Trouble Mistakes

You Follow the BRAT Diet After Your Child Is Better

Wrong Move Your child is back to eating, so for the next few days you follow the BRAT (bananas, rice, apple-sauce, toast) diet.

Better Bet Doctors now say that kids should resume their regular eating regimen as soon as they seem to be feeling better. "More than one day on the BRAT diet is too long," Dr. Shu says. These foods do help restore normal digestion but lack the protein and other nutrients that she needs to recover. Still, avoid high-fat foods (such as chicken nuggets, fries, and pizza) for several days and make sure she continues to drink lots of liquids until her symptoms are completely gone.

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