PREVENTION OF DIARRHEA
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Prof. A. Gaffar Billoo, Saira Waqar Ahmed
Department of Pediatrics
Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
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The child should be offered small amounts of nutritious and easily digestible foods frequently. If the child is breast fed, try to increase the frequency and duration of feed. Feeding during the diarrhea episode provides the nutrients the child needs for the growth and prevents weight loss. After diarrhea has stopped an extra meal each day for a week will help the child regain weight lost during diarrhea.
TALKING WITH MOTHERS ABOUT PREVENTING DIARRHOEA
Most activities that help to prevent diarrhea must take place in the home. However, mothers and other family members cannot practice diarrhea prevention until they have learned what this involves and understand how best to carry out each preventive activity. Information on the prevention of diarrhea can be provided in a variety of ways, e.g., at community meetings, through schools, during home visits and visits to a health centre.
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