Babies have irregular bowel movements, sometimes they defecate once every few days, and sometimes the texture is hard. Does this mean that the baby is constipated?
The mother is eager for the baby to defecate every day, and is afraid that the baby can not defecate to cause physical discomfort and affect health. So how can the baby defecate normally?
In many cases, babies just have long stool intervals, and there is no degree of constipation. As long as babies have regular bowel movements and have smooth bowel movements, they should not be constipated. If the baby has a long stool interval every week, and it is very difficult to defecate, it is constipation. At this time, you should go to the hospital for examination and treatment.
Inducing factors of baby’s constipation diet
The predisposing factors of baby’s constipation after excluding the disease, mainly include the following 4 types:
1. The type of baby’s food is relatively simple, and there is less fiber in the diet, which causes the imbalance of the intestinal flora and makes the stool dry.
2. Some mothers only pay attention to adding supplementary food, or make the supplementary food too thick, ignoring the baby’s water intake.
3. Calcium supplementation affects the baby’s digestive system and causes constipation.
4. Food allergies.
Baby’s mother have to do these as following if baby has constipation
1. Eat more foods with high dietary fiber content:
Baby eat more vegetable puree and fruit puree. Older babies try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables as much as possible, which can be chopped up. If they drink fruit juice, they must eat the pomace together.
2. Don’t eat too finely:
The more refined the food is, the less dietary fiber is contained in the food itself. For example, the pumpkin can be directly used as finger food after being steamed, without repeated filtering with a mesh sieve, or appropriate foods with coarse and fine grains for babies.
3. Don’t ignore drinking water:
Calculated by body weight, if a baby weighs 10 kg, approximately 1000 to 1500 ml of water is required per day; if the baby weighs more than 10 kg, at least 2000 ml of water per day is sufficient. Excluding the water ingested from food, babies around 3 years old, drink 600~1000ml of water per day.
4. Some yogurt:
After six months, yogurt can be used as a complementary food to add some to the baby. Yogurt is easier to digest and one of the foods rich in calcium. It can also provide babies with some probiotics and make their intestines healthier.
5. Daily life is regular:
The large intestine moves faster from 5:00 to 7:00 every morning, which is the best time to defecate. It is recommended to guide the baby to drink water or milk during this time of the day, walk around and stand up to play. At this time, the baby is more likely to have the intention to defecate. The bowel effect is more effective than other times of the day.
If it is constipation caused by a food allergy, you need to abstain from this kind of food and food containing this kind of food for 3 months or more.
Mothers can start with a diet and let the baby try ingredients that can soften the stool or promote gastrointestinal motility!