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The period of recuperation that follows an illness as common as fever in children, can be trying for parents. Especially in terms of providing adequate nutrition through foods that the child finds appetizing. Feeding during recuperation is critical to help the child “catch up” from nutritional losses that may have occurred. The objective of the diet is to give food which is well nourishing in a form the child can digest.
Inefficient absorption of nutrients, loss of energy stores, and dehydration due to vomiting or diarrhea must be overcome. Even during a short illness, child growth often falters.1 During illness, a child normally eats less and rejects food but during the recovery stage the child slowly gains appetite. It is important to provide appetizing and nourishing food to the child at this stage. Appropriate feeding after illness not only ensures speedy recovery but it also helps reduce the chances of the child becoming malnourished which in turn might lead to illness.
Avoid spicy and fatty and fried foods. Also avoid processed foods as they have content of additives which do no good.
1.Facts for Feeding. Feeding Infants and Young Children During and After Illness. [cited on 31December 2010] Available at http://www.linkagesproject.org/media/publications/Facts-for-Feeding-Illness_11-21-06.pdf