I received this question awhile back from a reader that I thought would be an excellent topic for this blog.
Here’s the question:
“I had a question about keeping small children hydrated and nourished when sick. My daughter (18 mos) just recently went through a stomach virus and was sick for a few days, unable to keep much down. Our pediatrician is very pro-Nourishing Traditions but was unable to recommend anything more than clear liquids, clear foods, and Pedialyte to replenish her loss of fluids and electrolytes. I tried looking around online for some information but I’m really not sure what’s good and what’s not. We ended up getting some Pedialyte and popsicles for her to suck on and, while she was able to keep them down and they helped, I know those weren’t the best solutions.
Do you have any suggestions or advice or experience for that? I’d love to know.”