Refeeding after acute gastroenteritis: a controlled study

Arch Dis Child. 1982 Jan;57(1):76-8.


Children admitted with acute gastroenteritis were managed with clear fluids and then given either the standard graduated feeding regimen or an abrupt reintroduction of normal feeds. The rapid refeeding group lost less weight, went home sooner, and had no increase in complication rate. Rapid refeeding is a reasonable option in the management of acute gastroenteritis.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Food*
  • Gastroenteritis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Time Factors