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Is gradual introduction of feeding better than immediate normal feeding in children with gastroenteritis?
  1. Nico Grunenberg, General Practitioner
  1. Coupar Angus, Fife, UK

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A mother with her 11 month old daughter attends the surgery. The child has gastroenteritis and is mildly dehydrated. Mum has been starving the child the past 24 hours as “everything comes back up”. She has read this and also that milk feeds should be avoided, in her health manual at home. Having read a paper once on continuous milk feeding as opposed …

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