Can I give formula and food to my child three weeks after amebiasis?

Q. When should formula and food be given to a 13-month-old after amebiasis?

Answered by
Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 12, 2022

Hello doctor,

My 13-month-old baby was diagnosed with amebiasis. I would like to know when I can give him his milk formula back and what kind of food can I feed him? He had diarrhea for three weeks, but now the diarrhea has stopped, and he is taking medication.



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You can start milk anytime. As such, there is no need to stop it entirely, but if you have, start with a small quantity and increase the amount slowly. As far as food is concerned, I suggest giving a soft diet and non-spicy food items. Yogurt, banana, potatoes, rice, etc., provide a good amount of energy. In addition, liquids such as juices (apple juice if he likes) and water should be given. I am not sure if he is still on any medication. Feel free to connect if any other queries are there.

Take care.

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