On the BBC today:
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said it was a myth that sugary drinks could help ease bouts of gastroenteritis.
Oral rehydration salts (ORS) are definitely the best solution for a dehydrated child. But for one with a minor tummy ache, surely a sweet drink might make them feel better? Perhaps a small amount could be used to wash out the taste of ORS, which is not that great (but not that bad either).