When a baby cries out for abdominal pain, the mother becomes very anxious. In fact, in some cases, it is not the disease that causes abdominal pain, and there is no need for medication treatment. Parents also do not need to worry too much.
1. My stomach has caught a cold
The weather is getting hot, and Miao Miao sleeps at night because she is greedy and fast
When my mother accidentally kicked off the blanket, I woke up and although I didn’t catch a cold, I kept shouting about stomach pain.
Catching a cold causes abdominal pain
There is not much fat on the baby’s belly, and the abdominal wall is relatively thin, especially around the navel. When the lower abdomen catches a cold and the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract are stimulated by the cold, strong contractions may occur, causing spasmodic abdominal pain. In addition, catching a cold in the lower abdomen can also accelerate intestinal peristalsis and increase the frequency of bowel movements. As long as there is no mucus or pus in the stool, it is not a problem.
Keep your tummy warm
To prevent the baby’s belly from catching cold, mothers must focus on protecting the baby’s belly while sleeping. Even if it gets hot, they should cover the baby’s belly with something, even a thin towel blanket. If the baby loves to kick the quilt, make him a small belly bag. During dog days, we often see some babies running naked outside. Even in hot weather, it is important to protect the child’s abdomen and maintain normal gastrointestinal function.
Tips: If the baby has abdominal pain due to a cold in the stomach, hot towels can be used for hot compress and massage, as the stimulation of heat can soothe the gastrointestinal tract and have an analgesic effect.
2. Growing too fast
Before going to bed, Mingming always complained of stomach pain, causing slight pain throughout his entire stomach. His mother asked many times, but he couldn’t tell exactly where the pain was. Just as his mother was planning to take him to the hospital, Mingming’s stomach pain disappeared.
Gastrointestinal growth pain
Physiological gastrointestinal growth pain. The baby’s metabolism is vigorous, not only does it grow quickly, but also its internal organs and other gastrointestinal organs are growing accordingly. Due to growing too fast, the blood supply to the intestines and stomach is relatively insufficient. In addition, the baby’s autonomic nervous system is not yet stable, and the gastrointestinal smooth muscles are prone to spasmodic contractions, leading to paroxysmal abdominal pain.
Massage relieves pain
Gastrointestinal growth pain is not a disease, and generally does not exceed 10 minutes. It is only a temporary discomfort during the baby’s growth process. When the baby feels abdominal pain, the mother can gently massage the baby’s stomach in a clockwise direction, or use a hot water bag or towel to compress the abdomen, or massage the Zusanli acupoint according to the baby’s movements. After a while, the pain will ease and disappear.
3. Moving too much
Niu Niu is very healthy, but after attending kindergarten, whenever she participates in activities such as running and jumping rubber bands, she will feel a stomachache. After the teacher learned about this situation, she encouraged Niu Niu to participate in more low-intensity activities, such as hide and seek, and sliding on the slide. Niu Niu did not experience any stomachaches before.
Exercise induced abdominal pain
Niuniu’s condition belongs to exercise induced abdominal pain, which usually occurs after intense exercise. As long as the exercise stops, the pain also disappears. The main causes of abdominal pain are gastrointestinal oscillations caused by exercise and a relative decrease in blood supply to digestive organs. This type of abdominal pain often occurs even in adults,
Degree of movement
The amount of exercise a baby should not suddenly increase, but should be nurtured from a young age, persistently exercising every day, allowing the body to gradually adapt, then gradually increase, and persist. Try to do less intense exercise such as running and bouncing, and do not exercise for too long each time. Do not exercise immediately after meals to avoid gastrointestinal dysfunction and indigestion.
4. Feeling nervous
The curved abdominal pain is very strange. Sometimes when playing, it cries out for abdominal pain, and the pain is also different. Sometimes it is here at the navel, sometimes around the navel, and sometimes it reaches the pit of the heart. When pain occurs, the person bends and turns pale, feeling tense, nauseous, vomiting, and unable to eat.
Functional abdominal pain
The doctor’s diagnosis of bending is functional abdominal pain, which often occurs in babies over two years old and may be related to food allergies, erectile dysfunction, psychological and emotional disorders, etc.
The causes of functional abdominal pain vary, and the methods of solving the problem also vary. Parents should carefully observe, find the cause of the baby’s abdominal pain, and take corresponding measures.
Reason 1: Babies with erectile dysfunction and abdominal pain are relatively weak and prone to fatigue. Prolonged standing time can lead to fainting.
Countermeasure: Babies should strengthen nutrition, pay attention to dietary coordination, consume various nutrients, and engage in more physical exercise to enhance their physical fitness.
Reason 2: Allergic abdominal pain, which occurs in babies after consuming foods such as milk, eggs, fish, and shrimp.
Countermeasure: Stop eating this type of food.
Reason 3: Some children are prone to nervousness or worry, as psychological tension or depression can cause abdominal pain.
Countermeasure: Chat more with your child to help them relax and avoid nervousness.
5. The body is lacking in calcium
Jojo usually sleeps restlessly, sweats a lot, and has been complaining of stomach pain recently. The pain often only lasts for a few minutes and then slowly disappears, so my mother didn’t take it to heart. But after a physical examination at the hospital, it was found that this was abdominal pain caused by Jojo’s calcium deficiency.
Calcium deficient abdominal pain
Many people know that calcium deficiency in babies can cause symptoms such as sweating, irritability, and restless sleep, but they are unaware that calcium deficiency can also cause abdominal pain. There is also a certain amount of calcium in the blood. If calcium deficiency occurs, the excitability of nerves and muscles will increase, and the smooth muscle of the intestinal wall will undergo strong contraction when slightly stimulated, causing intestinal spasms and causing abdominal pain.
Such babies need to take more calcium supplements. They should pay attention to eating calcium rich foods such as eggs, beef, shrimp, beans, seaweed, perilla, sesame, green vegetables, etc. in their daily diet. They can also take calcium tablets under the guidance of a doctor. Of course, don’t forget to go outdoors to bask in the sun and exercise more.