Feeding during and after common illnesses
March 3, 2007 2:10am CST
Feeding should continue during such common ailments as diarrhoea and respiratory infections unless the medcial condition of the child contradicts it. Restriction or dilution of food should be discouraged. Despite anorexia, the infant can be coaxed to eat small quantities but more frequently. After the illness, the child should be provided more than the usual diet to regain the weight lost.