Diluted fruit juice better for infant gastroenteritis

Diluted apple juice is a more palatable and effective alternative to oral rehydration solutions for infants with mild gastroenteritis, a Canadian study has shown.

With many infants and young children disliking the taste of electrolyte replacement solutions, the use of dilute apple juice as an alternative for gastro may help avoid treatment failure and the need for intravenous rehydration, according to new findings published in JAMA.