diet therapy for a baby with acute gastritis..??

  1. heed help about diet therapy for acute gastritis, my clinical instructor ask us to do some diet therapy in our patient, and i find it hard to do, my client only prefers eating/drinking milk, mashed vegetables and baby cereals??
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  3. by   canoehead
    The brat diet- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast

    When I was a student it was a bratty diet with tea and plain yogurt added on but I haven't heard about it including those items in a long time.

    Milk can exacerbate diarrhea, and a peds GI doc I once knew forbid her patients from drinking apple juice for the same reason. Applesauce was OK.

    Your patient could have mashed fruit, rice cereal, and some cut up toast as a finger food. No jam on the toast but a little jelly is OK.
  4. by   AggieNurse99
    I'm sorry, this is a pet peeve!!!! The 4 foodstuffs that have been proven to irritate the gastric mucosa are: Caffeine (chocolate), black pepper, EtOH, and tobacco smoke. Evidence-based does not only apply to nurses, but to other health disciplines too. http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/aha_gastriti_crs.htm

    The last time I browsed the nutrition journals on this, the jury was still out on spices like cayenne pepper, jalepenos, etc. May or may not be a good idea depending on your patient's tolerance.

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