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What to feed a flu ♥Jessie♥ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 6388 posts
status 29th Oct '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
29th Oct '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
29th Oct '12

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

♥Jessie♥ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 6388 posts
status 29th Oct '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
29th Oct '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♥ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 6388 posts
status 29th Oct '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!