There is a reason for the baby’s abdominal distension

Reason 1:

When the abdominal muscles do not have enough strength to bear, the abdomen will be more prominent, especially when the baby is held, the abdomen will appear abrupt and drooping. In addition, the baby’s body is round in front and back, not slightly flat like adults, which is also one of the reasons why the stomach looks bulging.

Reason 2:

Babies are more prone to flatulence than adults. If the baby eats and sucks too quickly, it will breathe air into the abdomen; The size of the nipple hole of the bottle is not appropriate, and air will enter the baby’s body through the gap of the nipple; In addition, the baby excessively cries and inhales air; Eating milk or other food, fermenting in the digestive tract through intestinal bacteria and other digestive enzymes, and producing a large amount of gas will promote abdominal distension.

If the baby can eat, pull, have no vomiting, feel soft in the stomach, have good activity, exhaust normally, and gain weight normally, most of this kind of abdominal distension belongs to functional abdominal distension, which does not need special treatment, as long as preventive measures are taken.

Reason 3:

Indigestion and constipation cause the intestinal tract to accumulate due to feces, promote the proliferation of bad bacteria that produce gas, or cause indigestion and malabsorption due to milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance, enteritis, etc., which is easy to produce a large amount of gas.

Reason 4:

If the organs in the abdominal cavity are swollen or have tumors, such as hepatosplenomegaly, liver cirrhosis, etc., the organs and tissues in the abdominal cavity may have tumors, and the longer the tumor is, the larger it will cause abdominal distension.

Reason 5:

The baby’s lower intestinal obstruction is mainly abdominal distension. Infants with intestinal obstruction, severe complete obstruction, are often found soon after birth because of obvious symptoms. However, if it is only partially blocked, it may still be missed after a long time. For example, congenital megacolon disease is caused by the incomplete development of intestinal ganglia from top to bottom during embryonic development, which makes the end of the large intestine unable to relax, making the normal large intestine above swell greatly. In addition to the obvious abdominal distension of the baby, the symptoms usually include delayed release of fetal stool or constipation.


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