What are dietary modifications for management of bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Dietary measures include the following:

  • Begin with the BRAT diet (ie, bananas, rice, applesauce, toast)

  • Introduce lean meats and clear fluids as soon as possible [3]

  • When giving lactose-containing dairy products, be alert for signs of malabsorption

  • For infants, continue breastfeeding throughout the illness

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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