Constipation in babies
Childhood Diseases / / March 27, 2016
Treatment of constipation in infants
Constipation in infants - is always cause for concern parents.We explained to the child that every person should have regular bowel movements, otherwise there may be big problems with health.These "knowledge" we transfer to their children, including very young.What is constipation in infants when it is time to sound the alarm and how to treat the child?
Modern doctors in one voice say that the absence of the chair for 5-7 days in the child breastfed - is the norm.And it suggests that mother's milk is very suitable child completely absorbed by his body.That is no reason for the disorder, on the contrary there is a reason for joy.Another thing, if after these days to form a dense calories, if your child often have cramps, it is poorly equipped.This state is already in need of treatment.Similarly diagnosed constipation in babies mixed feeding, and they include the same rules and methods of treatment.
So, there are 2 recommended by pediatricians agent for a painless,safe and effective call to the chair of the child:
1. lactulose syrup;
2. glycerin suppositories.
lactulose syrup produced by both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies.Accordingly, the names of many medications."Duphalac", "Normase", "Portalak" and so forth. All of these drugs without a prescription and are safe for babies and pregnant women.Dosage is written in the instructions.But it is better to approach it gradually, that is, to gradually increase the amount of syrup that you give your child.Because otherwise, it may be such an unpleasant side effect is flatulence and as a result of painful colic.In this case, have already given other drugs, from flatulence -. "Espumizan", "Disflatil", etc. Incidentally, the lactulose is added to many dairy drinks, which are sold in stores.Towards the year it is already possible to try to give them a child.
Glycerin suppositories are also sold at any pharmacy without a prescription.But you need to buy are the ones that are designed for children (in their dosage less).Unlike lactulose syrup, glycerin suppositories are almost instantly.They both soften stool and cause contraction of the rectum and its emptying.Glycerin suppositories are contraindicated in anal fissures.
The natural ways to normalize the chair of the child is the right food to his mother.If the mother irregular chair, then, probably, the same irregular chair will have her baby.And this despite the fact that constipation in babies bottle-fed are more common than those babies that are fed only breast milk.
Children who have already given solid foods, you can try to normalize the chair with the help of vegetable oil, which is added to vegetable puree in small quantities.
If the child can not empty the bowel due to accumulation of gas in it, you can try to help him with the help of massage the abdomen, which is held in the hand clockwise.
Let's talk about constipation in babies that do not need to do the opposite and may even be dangerous.
1. Enter into the anus baby soap.Do not listen to people who recommend such a way to cause a child's chair.Toilet soap, and particularly economic, contain alkali, which corrode the very bad effect on the mucous membrane of the rectum.Do not risk the health of their child, when there is a safe and more effective alternative - glycerin suppositories, prevents constipation in infants.
2. Do not enter into the rectum baby thermometer tip, cotton swab and others. Firstly, so you can injure the rectum.Secondly, this is not always effective.And thirdly, it's just the wildness, while the purpose of stimulation of the rectal wall can be used specifically designed for this medical device.We are referring to the vapor tube.It will help evacuation of the gases and at the same time stimulate bowel movements.
3. Bifidumbacterin and the like that contain a variety of bacteria, it is not necessary to give.Unfortunately, it is virtually useless.And take dysbiosis analysis is also not worth it.