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i took my baby to the hospital and they told me she has low potassium but she does’nt like banana or vegetables that much so what do you recommend

If your pediatrician recommended that you try to increase your child’s food intake of potassium, there are many high potassium foods that you might try. Depending on your child’s age, she may not be old enough to eat foods of different textures, shapes, and sizes. However, many high potassium foods can be mashed and fed to your child. Although your child does not care for bananas or vegetables, continue to introduce her to these foods. It may take several introductions before she will readily consume them. Additionally, you can mash and mix these foods with applesauce or other foods that are more desirable to her. Both bananas and potatoes are a great source of potassium. Try to feed your child mashed potatoes, or mashed winter squash – another good source of potassium. Plain skim yogurt and milk, tomato sauce, and prune juice also contain potassium. Try to incorporate some of these foods into your child’s diet.
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