Babies have abdominal pain, and parents often panic. Let me tell you, there are 6 types of abdominal pain that don’t worry about, even without medication. Please see the list of baby abdominal pain——
1. Suffering from cold and abdominal pain
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If he suffers from stomach pain every summer, his mother takes him to the hospital time and time again, but the doctor always says after examination that there is no problem. Later, Mom and Dad discussed and decided to put up an expert account. The attending expert inquired in detail about Ru Ru’s diet and daily life, and found that Ru Ru is naturally sensitive to heat. During summer sleep, she likes to be naked and often exposes her belly to the outside in order to stay cool. The conclusion is that abdominal pain like this is caused by not covering clothes during nap, which leads to a cold in the abdomen.
Doctors doubt that many parents know that catching a cold can cause abdominal pain, but why does catching a cold cause abdominal pain? The baby’s abdomen, especially around the navel, has a thin abdominal wall and the rectus abdominis is in a state of division. When the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract are stimulated by cold, strong contractions can occur, causing spasmodic abdominal pain. In addition, a cold in the abdomen can accelerate intestinal peristalsis and increase the frequency of bowel movements, but there is no mucus or pus, and stool tests are normal.
Love tips: To prevent the abdomen from getting cold, it is important for babies to wrap their abdomen well when sleeping. Even in summer, towels should be used to cover their stomachs. The folk saying that “babies have no June” does have some truth. When carrying a baby outdoors or basking in the sun, it is also important to protect the abdomen to maintain normal gastrointestinal function. The stimulation of heat can soothe the gastrointestinal tract and have an analgesic effect. Therefore, abdominal pain caused by cold can be treated with hot compress and massage.
2. Gastrointestinal growth pain
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Yue Yue’s abdominal pain is another condition that often occurs before or after going to bed at night, with slight pain throughout the entire abdomen. My mother pressed her stomach with her hand, but couldn’t identify the specific area of pain. The pain continued for a while and gradually eased or disappeared on its own. After the examination, the doctor said it was gastrointestinal growth pain, which belongs to physiological pain.
The doctor doubts that the baby’s metabolism is relatively vigorous, not only the bones are growing and growing day and night, but also the internal organs such as the gastrointestinal tract are growing non-stop. Moreover, the blood vessels of the gastrointestinal tract are abundant, and the smooth muscles that make up it require a lot of blood to supply it in order to ensure the gastrointestinal tract’s demand for oxygen and nutrients during development. Babies with fast growth in height often experience a shortage of blood supply to the gastrointestinal tract, coupled with unstable autonomic nervous function, leading to an imbalance in the excitatory and inhibitory effects of the intestinal wall nerves. Therefore, gastrointestinal smooth muscle is prone to spasmodic contractions, which can lead to paroxysmal abdominal pain.
Caring tips: Gastrointestinal growth pain is a temporary discomfort during the baby’s growth process, not a disease. When abdominal pain occurs, parents can gently massage the baby’s stomach or apply hot water to the abdomen with a hot water bag, and the abdominal pain will generally disappear. If abdominal pain persists or is accompanied by symptoms such as fever and vomiting, it should not be considered growth pain and the baby should be promptly sent to the hospital for treatment.