Frequent question: Can infants drink Pedialyte?

How much Pedialyte do you give an infant?

Spoon or syringe feed 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of Pedialyte every 5 minutes. If your baby is urinating less frequently than normal, you can offer the baby an electrolyte solution between breast-feedings for a short time (6 to 24 hours).

How much Pedialyte do I give my 2 month old?

Start by giving babies 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of liquid. For toddlers and children, give 1 tablespoonful or 3 teaspoons (30 mL). Gradually work up to drinking more. Even if your child vomits some, most of the liquid is kept down.

How much Pedialyte can a 3 month old have?

With Pedialyte, even quite young babies can safely drink 4 to 8 ounces several times a day to combat dehydration. Keep a couple of bottles of Pedialyte at home to replenish fluids and electrolytes if your baby has diarrhea or is vomiting.

When can babies have Pedialyte?

For infants up to 10 months old, use Pedialyte® or Enfalyte®, Liquilytes® or generic electrolyte solution.

Can a 2 month old drink Pedialyte?

Pedialyte should not be given to babies under the age of 1 without first talking to your pediatrician. Once opened or prepared, the drink should be refrigerated and consumed or discarded within 48 hours to reduce the risk of contamination with harmful bacteria.

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Can too much Pedialyte be harmful?

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: dizziness, unusual weakness, swelling of ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (such as irritability, restlessness), seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare.

What are the side effects of Pedialyte?

COMMON side effects

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • gas.
  • diarrhea.
  • intense abdominal pain.

How do you keep a sick baby hydrated?

Doctors often recommend an oral rehydration solution (ORS) such as Pedialyte, Ceralyte, or Gastrolyte, in small and frequent doses, to get a baby’s body rehydrated. Even if the baby is vomiting, parents are encouraged to administer the solution.

How do I know if my infant has diarrhea?

Suspect diarrhea if the stools suddenly increase in number or looseness. If it lasts for 3 or more stools, the baby has diarrhea. If the stools contain mucus, blood, or smells bad, this points to diarrhea. Other clues to diarrhea are poor eating, acting sick or a fever.

Can you drink water after drinking Pedialyte?

Shake the bottle well before drinking the Pedialyte solution. Unless recommended by a healthcare professional, liquid forms of Pedialyte should not be mixed with other fluids such as water, juices, milk, or formula. Doing so will alter the ratio of electrolytes and sugars. This can make Pedialyte less effective.

Does Pedialyte make poop?

Although Pedialyte and other electrolyte solutions are usually recommended when children have diarrhea, it is important to realize that they don’t actually make diarrhea go away.

How quickly does Pedialyte hydrate you?

Replacing water and electrolytes (oral rehydration) completely takes about 36 hours. But you should feel better within a few hours.

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