How to stop nasty vomiting when a child can’t even hold water down?

My 4 year old daughter became ill recently due to stomach flu. She could not hold anything down, not even water. After she emptied her stomach completely and the situation did not resolve itself (sometimes it does), I gave her a little teaspoonful of honey – I remembered Juliette talking about how honey soothes the upset stomach but I never tried it. I used raw organic honey and to my surprise, it worked like a charm… My daughter seemed to get better quickly and she took one more little teaspoonful of honey and 10 minutes later she was ready to drink some warm chamomile tea with honey and ground nutmeg. And it did not come back! For the slight diarrhea that followed I made her some Raspberry leaf tea (which is a great tasting astringent, even kids love it), Carob balls and Slippery Elm balls.

I always use organic, raw honey, hopefully you can buy something similar locally. Slippery Elm is available on amazon or from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Foods to eat after diarrhea

Throughout my childhood the first food I got after recovering from stomach flu was baked (and salted) potatoes along with chamomile tea. Chamomile is a great anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory and the taste isn’t too bad either if you don’t make the tea too strong. Cooked carrots, mashed potatoes, white rice, bananas and cooked apples are also mild enough on your recovering digestive tract. If you feel up to eating solid foods, soups containing bland vegetables and/or chicken breast can add helpful nutrients and protein, which supports lean tissue repair and energy.