Is it safe to give a baby acidophilus when he has diarrhea my infant is 14mnths old, we both recently had a bad stomach infection I took acidophilus and recovered in 1 day

Many pediatricians prescribe acidophilus supplements for treating diarrhea in babies and these are easily available in most health food stores. Since babies cannot be given most of the medications that adults can take for diarrhea there are also a number of simple home remedies for diarrhea in children which are safe to use. As far as food is concerned, babies suffering from diarrhea should be given rice cereal, carrots, applesauce, potatoes and bananas to help harden the stools. Dairy products except yogurt should be avoided as far as possible as they can worsen the diarrhea. Yogurt contains acidophilus which is very helpful in stopping diarrhea in children and adults. Another good treatment for diarrhea in babies is a mixture of 1/3 cup of water, ½ cup orange juice, 1 tablespoon sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt. ½ an oz of this mixture can be given to babies once every two hours to stop the diarrhea. One of the best home remedies for diarrhea in children is fresh potato soup which can be given several times each day to help control and stop the diarrhea. Doctors also recommend giving oral rehydration supplement (ORS) as a treatment for diarrhea in babies and older children

answered by M W

Yes you can safely give acidophilus to your 14 month old as it will help to heal his condition effectively as it did in your case. Acidophilus is a probiotic and helps to aid digestion and stomach upsets especially diarrheas.

answered by S P

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