Dr. Denmark's enema really worked! Ella has finally stopped vomiting and says she feels much better. So what is the next step? What can I give her to help her continue down this path of recovery? I don't want her to get nauseated again.
Hi, I’m Madia. I have eleven children and one of the greatest privileges of my life was to know Dr. Leila Denmark. She practiced pediatrics for over 75 years and was my mentor for 32 years.
I can hardly express how much she helped me, both with the children’s medical issues and family life challenges. I would love to share what she taught me with you.
Take It Easy, Take It Slow
When a child is recovering from a stomach upset (major or minor) I am careful not to rush him into a regular diet. The first, most important consideration is that he is well hydrated. Give him as much water as he wants, but warm it up. Warm foods and drinks are gentler on the stomach than cold ones.
If my child has severe vomiting, then I always give him a Denmark enema. With Dr. Denmark's enemas, there is complete assurance that he is not going to get dehydrated. Fluids are absorbed quickly through the colon and the mixture Denmark recommended restores the balance of electrolytes.
After a digestive disorder, we take special care not to give a child foods that will irritate his stomach. Typically, I start with a few spoons of warm chicken broth and wait to see if it settles on his stomach. If the broth feels good, I try a little more.
It's wise to gradually transition from warm fluids to solid food and a three meal-a-day schedule, taking cues from how the child's stomach is responding to the nourishment.
If vomiting has been severe, it may take extra time to adjust to a normal diet. The following liquids are best to start off with:
• Chicken or beef broth (see below)
• Warm water or weak black tea with a little sugar
• Pear juice
• Thin baby rice cereal
As a child begins to recover, these foods are appropriately mild: