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Old 02-21-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

My daughter is 16M and been a bit clingly, cranking and loose stolls in afternoon. After waking up this am with a fever, I took her in to see another one of the Ped as her Ped was booked solid.

Ears and throat looked good, lungs and heart sounded good, belly felt fine. Temp came down after tylenol. I suspected a stomach bug, one of the nurses said one was going around. The Ped very informative and thorough and suggested a high fat diet. French fries, fish sticks, chicken tenders, just once a day. As well as the warm cereals in the am: grits, oat, rice cereal. Watered down juice. She explained that ofter a toddler diet doesn't get enought fat that it needs and this could be a result of that. And she made it clear she is not recommending all the time, just a diet now, while her belly is getting over the virus. I wanted to pass along and see what you ladies think or have been suggested similar.

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

I think it's really strange. if you are still BFing she gets fat from that and if you've switched to cow's milk she should be drinking whole milk which provides plenty of fat.

I'm the sort of mom who "tries" to feed healthy food to her family, but we still eat plenty of things with fat in them. Butter with mashed potatoes, mac 'n' cheese (real cheese not powdered) are all things that have fat in them that are far healthier choices of fat than chicken fingers & french fries.

And beyond that I've never heard of a virus blamed on not getting enough fat. That's just weird to me.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

First off, greasy foods are going to make loose stools WORSE.

When my dd's just had diarrhea for two weeks they said no dairy until they had been cleared up for 72 hours.

You want to feed your DD healthy fats, not artery clogging garbage. Cheese, milk, nuts, avacodos, stuff like that. And they don't need A LOT of that to be healthy. I would not go back to that ped ever, that is ridiculous!
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:40 AM   #4
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

that does seem odd esp since most fried foods use bad oils/fats. you could cook/fry foods in coconut oil since that is a good fat and very asily used by the body, but i would not do to much till the stools get better
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #5
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

I also wanted to tell you that doing the BRAT diet works great (bananas rice apples toast) I'd also do clear pedialyte rather than juice or with just a little juice mixed in it. That's what my ped recomended when DD's had diarrhea
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

If she has loose stools, try the BRAT diet first.

Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Make sure to keep her hydrated, too.

My kids all just got over this virus going around and I wouldn't have dared give them anything greasy-I think it would have made them feel worse.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:57 AM   #7
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

That doesn't sound like a good idea, IMO. The grease would make the diarrhea worse, I would think.

I would try the BRAT diet first.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:08 AM   #8
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If she has loose stools, try the BRAT diet first.

Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Make sure to keep her hydrated, too.
I agree with this
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

Ridiculous.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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Re: Opinion: Ped just prescribed High Fat/Fried Food Diet for 16M

I actually find it refreshing that a Ped. would prescribe a diet change instead of ABX. I'd try it and see what happens. I've never heard of that used for stomach problems, but I have heard of it being used for seizure disorders. Kids do need more fat in their diets than we think.
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