Your child was on fluid restriction before transplantation. Should your child drink more fluids now that the kidney is working well?
This is very, very important. Once your child has normal kidney function, your child will need to drink more fluid, preferably water, each day. The amount of fluid will depend on his or her weight. The more he or she weighs, the more he or she will need to drink: possibly up to 8 glassess of fluid a day. Your transplant doctors will advise you on how much fluid is ideal for your child to drink every day. The majority of fluid intake should come from water, fat-free or low-fat milk and sugar-free drinks.