Can children with acute diarrhoea continue to be fed solid food?

If the child is already receiving solid food, this should be continued unless the child is vomiting a lot. Small feeds should be given frequently (at least every 4 hours). This is particularly important in children who are malnourished as diarrhoea can make the malnutrition rapidly worse. Extra feeds should be given while the child is recovering from the diarrhoea to improve weight gain. Feeding during diarrhoea does not increase the number of stools.

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