Generally speaking, children eat 4 meals a day, 50 grams of candy a day, and about 250 grams of fruit can be added. Anorexia lasts for about 2 ~ 8 days, and then it will be in the recovery period. At this time, due to the recovery of hepatocytes, jaundice subsides, and the gastrointestinal tract recovers the function of secreting digestive juice, hyperappetite will occur. At this time, the food intake of children should be limited to prevent excessive burden on the liver and gastrointestinal tract. One egg can be added every day, and the food intake can be increased by 1 / 3. It should be noted that the whole illness period should eat less fatty diet, do not eat fat meat, and should not eat too much candy. Many parents think that eating sugar can protect the liver, so they add sugar to everything children with hepatitis eat, and even ask to give their children glucose or drink glucose. This is wrong. Adequate sugar supply can ensure the synthesis of liver glycogen, so as to enhance the detoxification function of the liver and be beneficial to the recovery of hepatocytes. However, too much sugar can induce diabetes and fatty liver. When you don’t want to eat in the early stage of illness, you can appropriately lose glucose or drink sugar water to supplement calories. Once your appetite improves, you don’t have to lose glucose and don’t eat too much sugar. It’s better to maintain 50 grams of sugar every day.
Note 2: how to prepare meals for children with hepatitis?
Reasonably arranging the diet of children with hepatitis is very helpful to the recovery of the disease. Sufficient protein in the diet is very beneficial to the regeneration and repair of hepatocytes, and carbohydrates also play a certain protective role in the liver. However, the dietary allocation should be appropriate. Too much or partial food is not conducive to the recovery of liver disease. In the past, the diet of patients with liver disease emphasized three high (i.e. high protein, high sugar and high vitamins) and one low (low fat). This formulation did not fully meet the pathophysiological needs of the liver. When hepatocytes are damaged, the metabolic function of nutrients decreases, and excessive intake will increase the burden on the liver. Therefore, children should be fed reasonably according to their condition and digestive function.