Feeding during the Convalescent Period

The convalescent period is the recovery period for the body during which the child's diarrhea has stopped but the body has not yet fully recovered to its initial condition. During the first few weeks, the child's appetite will be returning and the child may consume up to twice as much as usual. This is a necessary part of the process because even if the child was fully fed during diarrhea, he or she most likely did not absorb sufficient nutrients. During this time, the child's nutritional state should return to at least the level before the child became ill. The desired energy intake ranges from 100 to 160J/kg per day, which is achieved with a high-energy, low-bulk, and low-viscosity diet. This is needed for a catch-up growth period and rapid nutritional recovery.

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