The baby’s diarrhea in autumn really gives her mother a headache, and she is also more careful in the selection of food. Breastfed babies have stronger resistance to diarrhea, but babies who lack breastfeeding or weaned babies should continue to feed despite poor appetite or refusal to eat during diarrhea.
Although the intestinal function of infants is reduced, they can still digest and absorb some nutrients. In order to maintain the intestinal function of infants and partially meet their energy needs, the total amount of food intake per day shall not be less than 70% of the daily needs of infants.
① for breastfed infants, there is no need to stop or reduce food. Infants can eat and feed if they want.
② for milk or mixed feeding infants, the amount of milk can be reduced by 1 / 3 each time, and drinks such as glucose and saline can be added. If the children do not eat enough after reduction, maintain the original amount or reduce it slightly, but reduce the amount of milk or milk powder by 1 / 3, and feed after dilution.
Dietary control of infants with acute autumn diarrhea
(1) for infants with severe dehydration and frequent vomiting in the acute stage, explain the importance of temporary fasting to their families, correct the disorder of water and electrolyte first, and make the gastrointestinal tract rest properly, so as to restore digestive function. When the milk is opened again, fasting generally does not exceed 8h.
(2) pay attention to food hygiene, and do a good job in nipple hygiene and disinfection of bottles and other appliances before feeding.