When kids are feeling ill and unwell, the last thing they feel like doing is eating a proper meal. Don’t worry too much if your child refuses food when they are sick as we know as adults that we lose our appetite when we have flu or other illnesses.
Staying well hydrated is more important than eating when your child is sick. Health conditions or illnesses that cause vomiting and/or diarrhoea will cause dehydration due to the body losing fluids, so it is important to replace these fluids.
Here are some tips to help keep your kids well hydrated.
For optimal recovery from illness, the body requires good nutrition for healing . A nutritional supplement may be a recommended by your health professional during times when your child’s appetite is low, to help rebuild strength and restore a healthy body.
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