Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: School | 2010-09-28

Q.

Fruit Juice

Hi Professor,

I wrote to you earlier about my one year old having watery stools about once a day, with a slight nappy rash.

You wrote that it might be fruit juice. Does this include cordials? My son drinks Oros cordials but no other fruit juices like Liquifruit or Ceres.

What else can I give him to drink, other than his milk? He does not like Rooibos tea.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should not give your baby son any cordials [high sugar content plus colourants and preservatives].He should drink water. He will only be off fruit juice for 2 days to see if he improves and off all fruit as well.

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