Indigestion in children, what should parents pay attention to?

time:2023-02-02 author:Emergency treatment
Indigestion in children, what should parents pay attention to?

Many mothers ask: Recently, the baby's appetite has suddenly deteriorated. Are you worried about digestion problems? Some mothers also asked: I woke up in the morning and smelled the smell of the baby's mouth. Is this a digestive problem? Another mother asked: the baby is constipated, is it indigestion? Today, let's talk about the problem of indigestion in babies. Indigestion in babies is a very common gastrointestinal disorder. If a child has indigestion for a long time, parents should pay attention, it may cause the child's nutrition to not keep up with the body's needs, easy to catch colds, inability to concentrate, and may affect the child's physical development in severe cases. Generally speaking, there are two possibilities for indigestion in babies: one is that there is mucus and foam in the stool, which is lactose intolerance, and lactase needs to be added to see if it can be improved; the other is allergic to protein, which requires parents Pause the food you are allergic to and see if your baby's condition improves. When the baby has indigestion at the stage of adding complementary food, it may be a problem with eating complementary food.

How can I tell if my baby has symptoms of indigestion?

  • Poor appetite
The baby suddenly doesn't eat, doesn't want to eat, or doesn't eat much, because the food is not digested and stays in the body Let the baby feel not hungry, so there is no appetite.
  • abnormal stools
The baby's stool frequency suddenly increases, accompanied by a sour smell, or you can see undigested food, grainy, and green stools, etc. All are symptoms of indigestion.
  • Smelly farts
If your baby farts frequently, it means that there is too much food left in the baby's body, causing bacteria to multiply in the intestines. Parents should adjust their baby's diet in time, and can temporarily eat less high-protein foods and fats, and less gas-producing foods.
  • Having bad breath
If mothers wake up early in the morning and smell their baby's mouth with a stinky smell, it is also indigestion. The amount of complementary food can be reduced accordingly to help the baby relieve the burden on the stomach.
  • Crying and restless before going to bed
If the baby often cries before going to bed, does not sleep well, and moves around, mothers should pay attention to the baby Is it too full to eat. Eating too much for dinner can also easily make your baby indigestion.

How to prevent indigestion in children

1. Eat less unhealthy food such as polysaccharide and oil, eat less snacks, sweets and carbonated drinks. Choose fresh and clean foods, such as meat, grains, vegetables, and fruits, for your baby to eat, balanced nutrition, and boost your baby's immunity. 2. Cultivate good eating habits Irregular meals and fast meals are dangerous diets that lead to functional indigestion. Eat regularly, eat on time, don’t skip meals, and add extra meals at will, and cultivate your baby’s good habit of chewing and swallowing slowly. You can have large and small meals, but you can't overeating, you can't eat while running, and you can't eat while watching videos. 3. Cultivate the habit of regularly going to the toilet to defecate. After 18 months, the baby can start toilet training, defecate regularly every day, and develop a good defecation habit. Eat more vegetables and fruits to ensure that there is enough fiber in the food, which is conducive to smooth bowel movements. 4. Maintain good emotional communication with the baby to create a relaxed living environment for the baby, help the baby relieve anxiety, fear, anxiety and other emotions, and help the baby reduce the probability of indigestion. In daily life, for example, when changing to an unfamiliar environment or changing the person accompanying the baby, we should pay more attention to the baby's emotions and feelings. 5. Add clothes to your baby in time. Especially when the seasons change, the weather changes suddenly and the temperature difference between day and night is also large. Parents need to add clothes to the baby in time to prevent the baby from getting cold and stomach discomfort. 6. Promote breastfeeding Breast milk is the best food for babies, not only easy to digest, but also can reduce the risk of food allergies and reduce the chance of gastrointestinal diseases. If the above problems do not relieve the symptoms of indigestion in your baby, it is recommended to take your baby to the hospital and follow the doctor's advice.
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