How can my baby have constipation?
1. Food composition is not suitable
Constipation is closely related to the composition of food. For example, excessive protein content in food and insufficient sugars will relatively reduce intestinal fermentation and affect fermentation, making stool alkaline, and dryness leading to constipation. Food (such as milk powder) contains a large amount of casein, and the large amount of insoluble calcium soap in the feces will increase the number of feces and easily constipate.
2. Long-term insufficient diet
When children eat too little, after digestion, there is less residue in the intestines and fewer stools; long-term lack of diet, resulting in malnutrition, weakening of abdominal muscles and intestinal muscles, insufficient tension, and weak peristalsis, leading to intractable constipation.
3. Intestinal function problems
Due to irregular life and defecation, the formation of defecation reflex is weakened or not formed; intestinal muscles are relaxed and constipation.
4. Mental factor
Sudden mental stimulation in children, or sudden changes in the environment and living habits can also cause short-term constipation.
5. The constipation of young babies who are born soon may suffer from hypothyroidism.
What are the adverse effects of constipation on the baby?
Recurring constipation can easily cause malnutrition, anal fissure, hemorrhoids, and rectal prolapse. The above complications can cause pain during defecation in children. Therefore, fear of defecation will make the constipation worse and form a vicious circle. Therefore, early treatment and early prevention should be sought.
What should I do if my baby has constipation?
1. Train your baby to defecate regularly
Babies can be trained to defecate regularly from 3 to 4 months. Since bowel movement speeds up after eating, there will often be bowel movements, so it is generally advisable to let the child sit on the baby’s potty to defecate after eating. Regular defecation can be developed for about 1 month. Once it is formed, do not change it easily, including the time, and establish stool The conditioned reflex, you can get twice the result with half the effort.
2. Adjust the baby's diet
If the baby is breast-fed, constipation caused by insufficient breast milk often has symptoms such as weight loss and crying after eating. For this type of constipation, as long as the milk volume is increased, the symptoms of constipation will be relieved immediately; if the infants fed with milk powder are more prone to constipation, this is mostly due to the excessive amount of casein in the milk, which makes the stool dry and hard. This situation can reduce the amount of milk and increase the amount of sugar. For babies over 4 to 5 months old, supplementary foods can be appropriately added. It is best to chop spinach, cabbage, greens, shepherd's purse, etc. into the rice porridge and cook together to make a variety of delicious vegetable porridge for the baby to eat.
a. Kaisailu laxative. Be careful when using it. After the kaisailu is injected into the anus, parents should use their hands to clamp the hips on both sides, and let the kaisailu liquid remain in the intestines for a while, and then let the child defecate, the effect is very good, but this method should not be used frequently. Prevent children from forming dependence on Kaisalu. b. Lactulose is taken orally. Lactulose is not absorbed to soften the stool. C. Mosapride with weak bowel motility can enhance bowel motility and facilitate defecation.
4. Abdominal massage: Baoma massages the abdomen in a clockwise direction to promote defecation; you can also apply cod liver oil to the baby's anal mouth, pad with soft paper, gently push the anus, and slowly do 10 times. In general, there is an intention to defecate or defecate soon.
5. TCM Tuina often has unexpected effects.