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What to feed a flu ♥Jessie♥ Due September 18; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 8385 posts
Oct 29th '12

When your child has the flu what do YOU give them?



We are mostly bread and water but I am curious for when their tummies start to be slowly stronger for other foods.

Kali'sMommy♥ 1 child; California 13723 posts
Oct 29th '12

Liquids, gatorade, sprite, pedialite, OJ, popsicles. KEEP THEM HYDRATED.
Bananas, rice, apples & toast.



ETA: This is what I was given when I was smaller & what I give my nephews when they are sick, My DD isn't old enough yet.

ℓiℓ j. 3 kids; Ukraine 1459 posts
Oct 29th '12

Hot juice normally with honey and lemon, keeps they're colds at bay

♥Jessie♥ Due September 18; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 8385 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting Kali'sMommy:" Liquids, gatorade, sprite, pedialite, OJ, popsicles. KEEP THEM HYDRATED. Bananas, rice, apples & ... [snip!] ... ETA: This is what I was given when I was smaller & what I give my nephews when they are sick, My DD isn't old enough yet."


Thank you! I had completely forgotten about the BRAT diet. My daughter rarely gets the full blown flu.

Olive ♥ 1 child; North Carolina 4902 posts
Oct 29th '12

DS isn't old enough, he just nurses when he's sick. Lol. But my mom always gave me ginger ale, sprite, toast, scrambled eggs, rice and gravy, and homemade chicken soup. I would mostly drink the broth.

♥Jessie♥ Due September 18; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 8385 posts
Oct 29th '12
Quoting Olive ♥:" DS isn't old enough, he just nurses when he's sick. Lol. But my mom always gave me ginger ale, sprite, ... [snip!] ... gave me ginger ale, sprite, toast, scrambled eggs, rice and gravy, and homemade chicken soup. I would mostly drink the broth. "


If her tummy is up to par by dinnertime rice and gravy sounds like a good, mild yet more substance food. Thanks!