Community Health Worker Manual/Diarrhea/Treatment Overview/First Principle -- Keep Giving Liquids

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Keep the following in mind:

  • The mother should feed the child breastmilk for a longer period of time
  • If the child is younger than 6 months and is exclusively breastfed, feed him ORS or even clean water periodically
  • If the child is not exclusively breastfed, in addition to ORS, also give him other foods such as soup, rice water, yogurt, etc.

Please note! If the child has excessive diarrhea, it is important to keep feeding him ORS.