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How soon can my child eat after taking oral rehydration therapy?

If your child is used to eating solid foods, then he can ease back into regular eating as soon as he gets over the diarrhea. You may want to start slowly with foods, such as rice, potatoes, noodles, crackers, cereals, soup, yogurt, vegetables and fresh fruits. If your child is a toddler or infant, you may want to follow the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) diet until you feel comfortable adding more foods. Talk to your child's doctor about appropriate foods for your child.

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