Last Updated ( Monday, 03 September 2012 09:00 )
- Pedialyte is an oral electrolyte solution.
- It replaces fluids and minerals (electrolytes) that are lost due to diarrhea and/or vomiting.
- Safe for infants birth-1 year.
- Unflavored (plain) Pedialyte is best.
- Flavored Pedialyte can be used for older kids who refuse plain Pedialyte. Remember flavored Pedialyte contains artificial coloring and flavor.
- Older children may also prefer Pedialyte popsicles.
- If child is vomiting, do not offer ANYTHING until vomit-free for1 hour.
- Once vomiting has ceased for an hour, offer sips of Pedialyte (1 teaspoon every 5 minutes for 1 hour).
- Once sips of Pedialyte are retained for 1 hour, offer 1-2 ounces of Pedialyte for the next 3 hours.
- If retains Pedialyte for 4 hours, may resume breastfeeding/formula.
- Solids can be given if no vomiting has occurred in 8 hours.
- Ingredients (unflavored): Water , Dextrose , Potassium Citrate Less Than 2% , Sodium Chloride Less Than 2% , Sodium Citrate Less Than 2% , Citric Acid Less Than 2%
- Nutritional Information
| Calories|| 100|
| Amount Per Serving|| |
| Sodium|| 45 mEq|
| Potassium|| 20 mEq|
| Chloride|| 35 mEq|
| Dextrose|| 25 mEq|
Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST