Originally Posted by iluvkids3
She is eating and drinking well.
Until the diarrhea has completely stopped you don't want to go back to eating - for a lot of people the intestines can't take it and will "rush everything right through".
24 hours of CLEAR liquids only - broth, gatorade (or pedialyte - how old is she? our pedi recommends that for younger kids**), jello, a little 100% juice no pulp (not too much because it's all sugar. White grape is better than apple) Mild tea. A little soda for older kids. By that time the diarrhea should have stopped for Many hours.
Then 24 hours of "BRAT" Dry toast, dry saltines, banana, rice, cream of rice cereal made with water, some applesauce, chicken broth with rice, instant mashed potatoes if they don't contain dairy-make with water, Continue the clear fluids. NO dairy - no butter, no cheese! No greasy, fatty stuff.Not too bulky on the fiber, but whole wheat toast is ok.
After that, I find it helps me to add good yogurt a couple times a day. Like Stoneyfield, it has lots of "--bacillus" things in it. I love dairy, but I take it easy bringing it back into my diet. I kind of stick to easy to digest foods foods for a while.
A nurse many years back at my former GP's office told me all that when I called for immodium (used to be prescription), and it works. It's a pain! and boring! but it works. I personally find Immodium stops my intestinal motility dead, like cement, for 24-48 hours, during which I'll feel sick as a dog, and I'm still left with intestines that don't remember how to work.
** If your daughter is quite young, this has been going on quite a while, I'd think I'd want her to be seen by her doc.