Babies under 3 years old are not mature enough in digestive tract system development, less secretion of digestive enzymes and digestive juice, and poor activity of digestive enzymes, susceptible to diarrhea. Experienced mothers can cope with diarrhea calmly, but inexperienced mothers tend to panic. As long as the mother knows more about the baby’s diarrhea, she will find that the baby’s diarrhea is not terrible.
_What does mother know about baby diarrhea?
Babies of different ages and diets also have different defecation times and rules. Breast-fed newborns defecate up to 12 times a day; 2-3-month-old babies may not defecate for several days; and 2-year-old babies will defecate about 1-2 times a day.
Babies occasionally have soft stools, mothers need not worry, but if the baby’s stools suddenly become soft water-like stools, and the frequency of defecation is significantly higher than usual, it may occur diarrhea.
Most infant diarrhea is caused by viral intestinal infections. Norovirus and rotavirus are the most common viruses that cause diarrhea through intestinal damage. These viruses are easily transmitted among people. In addition, the causes of infant diarrhea are food poisoning, food or milk allergy, drinking fruit juice, extragastrointestinal infections (such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections), side effects of oral drugs (such as antibiotics) and so on.
Although infant diarrhea is not a very dangerous disease, if the diarrhea is serious, the body loses too much water and salt, it will cause dehydration, serious dehydration will endanger the baby’s life. Therefore, when the baby has diarrhea, it is very important to keep the body water balance. Parents need to timely and reasonable replenishment of sufficient salt and water for the baby.
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Breastfeeding babies are less likely to suffer from severe diarrhea, so they can continue breastfeeding and increase the frequency of breastfeeding to maintain the body’s water balance. If the baby is fed with formula milk, before diarrhea improves, the formula milk can be doubled by water to ensure that the formula milk is fully diluted. For older babies, there are three main water supplements:
1. Apple puree: Apple contains pectin and tannic acid, which can adsorb, astringe and stop diarrhea. Practice: Take a fresh apple, cut it in half, and scrape it into mud with a spoon.
2. Jiaomi soup: Jiaomi soup is easy to digest, and its carbonization structure has better absorption and antidiarrhea effect, and it is the first choice food for infants with diarrhea. Practice: Take a small bowl of rice, wash and dry, stir-fry in a pan, stir-fry until brown, spilled fragrance, and add appropriate amount of water, boil for half an hour. You can also add a little sugar to improve your taste.
3. Carrot soup: Carrot is an alkaline food. Pectin in carrot can make stool shape and absorb intestinal pathogenic bacteria and toxins. It is a good antidiarrheal and bacteriostatic food. Practice: Wash and peel carrots, chop them, put them in a pot, add water, boil them for about 20 minutes, filter and remove residues with gauze, add sugar, mix them well, and then drink them.
Baby diarrhea in addition to water supplements to eat food, some food during diarrhea to eat less or not to eat, or diarrhea may aggravate, including: greasy food, because it is difficult to digest; sugar-rich beverages, because too high sugar content will increase the osmotic pressure in the intestinal tract, but aggravate diarrhea.
Finally, the mother is reminded that if the baby discharges water-like stool once every 1-2 hours, even more frequently, or if the urine volume decreases significantly, when crying, there are no dehydration symptoms such as tears, eye socket depression, etc., the baby must be brought to the doctor in time, and according to the doctor’s advice through oral rehydration salts solution or intravenous injection, timely water replenishment.