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    Dangers Of Pedialyte
    An_198502 posted:
    Hopefully someone can advise me on this. I have a 2 month old granddaughter and her mother gives her Pedialyte daily. Are there any risks involved in this?
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    This is something that should be asked on our Baby's First Year community where our pediatric experts can address it.

    It is my non-professional gut feeling that no, it isn't a good idea daily unless the child has a medical condition that indicates that she needs hydration.
    jkbond responded:
    Thye manufacturer has a web site which indicates that the product is "specifically designed to replace fluids and minerals (electrolytes) that are lost when a child has diarrhea with or without vomiting" No indication that it is good idea to give this supplement on a routine daily basis to an otherwise healthy infant.

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