You are SO not going to believe this one...
(for my son, I only gave him 1 oz total of this mix)
A friend of mine learned this trick when she was on tour in Europe with no modern conveniences nearby. When she recommended I try it, I thought "no way!" I'm not going to give my 3 yr old sugar & caffeine. What could this possibly do to solve his diarrhea that all the food & drinks couldn't do?
Well, after 6 days of nothing but water in his diaper, I finally tried it. Later that day, his first stool was still loose but there was no more diarrhea... no more water, no more mucous. It's as if he needed this jolt to kick start his intestinal functions. He had gotten over the illness - the fever was gone, his activity level was increasing but he still wouldn't eat b/c every time he brought anything to his mouth he would have to poop. After 3 days of not eating, he had nothing left to poop. Then, it was as if his body was hyper reactive... almost as if he had dry heaves. Anyway, on the 6th day, I tried this and the diarrhea immediately resolved itself. It probably took another 2-3 days to get back to normal but at least he was comfortable enough to start eating again, which also helped bring things back to normal.
It's darn near unbelievable, I know. But after seeing how it helped him, it's something I will certainly remember for the future.