Diarrhea of Baby
Diarrhea in infants and children is a childhood disease that involves removing softer stools and more frequent than usual.
Many babies who are breastfed or semi liquid stools soft eject every time they eat. This is normal.
Most times it is common to defecate after meals, due to an intestinal reflex mechanism (when it begins to move the esophagus during swallowing, the “peristaltic wave” spreads throughout the intestine and bowel movements). Therefore, diarrhea is considered if the infant or child poops more often than they eat.
Can also be accompanied by other symptoms like fever, vomiting, or painful bowel sounds. In these cases the word is also used gastroenteritis.
Acute diarrhea is said, when it lasts a few days. We call the protracted diarrhea that lasts more than 3 weeks. And if it lasts more than 3 months, is said to be chronic diarrhea. Read the rest of this entry »
During the first six months of life is important that infants receive only breast milk as food. Then they can supplement their diet with prepared products. Breast milk is more hygienic and less risk of contamination. It is advisable to prepare the food in places clean and wash hands before seasoning food. Thoroughly cook meat and seafood. To avoid spreading bacteria, cooked foods should not be mixed with the crude. Remember to wash fruits and vegetables before eating.
Vegetables that are eaten raw, put them to soak in two tablespoons of vinegar per quart of water, at least half an hour.
The utensils used for feeding the baby should be sanitized each time they are to be used. Clean the water tanks and water storage if you avoid introducing hands, use a ladle. Place garbage in plastic bags in containers with lids and throw it away daily.
Prepare oral serum landlord ;
- Wash hands with soap and water
- Boil enough water and allow to cool
- Measure one liter of water (4 cups)
- Add eight teaspoons of sugar
- Add teaspoon salt
- Remove and leave covered
This product has a shelf life of 24 hours after that time, proceed to prepare more solution if necessary.
In the first months of life the usual cause of diarrhea is an immature digestive system, which facilitates the entry of bacteria and subsequent infection. This immaturity makes the normalization of the situation: the baby’s body is unable to compensate for fluid losses that occur during diarrhea and the threat of dehydration is always lurking.
Although the vast majority of the time the cause of diarrhea is an infection, can also be a symptom of an intolerance or food allergies. In case of allergic reaction the gastrointestinal mucosa is inflamed and that inflammation is causing the diarrhea. Sometimes allergy to milk protein or lactose intolerance are the result, and not the cause of gastroenteritis.
But the cause of diarrhea can also be an error in the diet: for example, has offered to baby food which is not yet able to digest properly (excessive consumption of juice in the early months, when their ability to digest sugars of the fruit is still limited, or an error in reconstituting the formula in the bottle).
If you breast feed, give him to suck more often, do not interrupt breastfeeding: it has been shown that breast milk is well tolerated by infants with gastroenteritis and is also encouraging the recovery of damaged intestinal mucosa. The pediatrician may recommend that you alternate shots breast shots with rehydration solution that you prescribed.
Do not prepare homemade rehydration formulas. Always use the prepared formula sold in pharmacies that you recommend a pediatrician.
If you’ve eaten yogurt, substitute some yogurt feedings for baby-yogurt made with modified milk can be offered from 9 or 10 months, the rest must wait until the year, “various studies have shown that yogurt reduces the duration of diarrhea.
If it eats everything, do not put on a diet, your son can continue with their usual diet, eliminating only very fatty foods. Today we know that only a soft diet influence the course of diarrhea, and may also lead to malnutrition in children, which itself is a major cause of prolonged diarrhea: provide food reduces this risk.