There are many reasons for baby diarrhea, the most common reason is virus infection. Most of the time, young parents are frightened and at a loss when they see the [menacing] symptoms.
In fact, most children with mild diarrhea can continue to eat normally, and breast-feeding can usually continue. If the baby suffers from abdominal distension or excessive intestinal gas production after eating milk, do not stop breast milk at will, and consult a pediatrician to discuss whether temporary changes in eating habits are needed. When symptoms are mild, intravenous infusion is usually not required.
How Judges Symptom Severity?
You may have to ask, how’s symptoms are mild when the baby pulls up? It’s all very serious.
Although I can’t tell you one by one that how’s symptoms are [mild], the following symptoms are [severe],
If it appears on the baby, go to see a doctor as soon as possible:
1. Dehydration performance
Dehydration manifestations include reduced urination, no tears when crying, high fever, dry mouth, emaciation, polydipsia, listlessness, and sunken eyes.
Observe whether the child has dehydration, and if there is dehydration, seek medical treatment in time.
2. Blood in stool
If there is blood in the child’s stool, attention should be paid and the pediatrician should be reported in time.
Mental and behavioral abnormalities
If the child’s mental reaction and behavior have obvious changes, such as irritability or listlessness, consult a pediatrician in time.
4. High fever and mental fatigue
If the child has a high fever (over 39 ℃) and is mentally tired, report it to the pediatrician in time.
5. Frequent vomiting and inability to eat
If the baby is accompanied by frequent vomiting for more than 12 hours, it means that the child will not be able to supplement water and nutrition by eating. You should see a doctor in time.
If the child does not have any of the above serious symptoms, you can observe them at home first. If the child has an appetite, do not restrict the child’s diet.
Can the baby really continue to eat if he has diarrhea?
Yes, continue feeding is encouraged, but the type and amount of feeding should be acceptable to the baby.
If the baby is willing to eat, appropriate food should be provided. If the baby does not have the appetite as usual, he does not need to be forced to eat, he can give less than usual, or he will not suffer from stomach distension.
If the child is energetic and has a good appetite, don’t restrict the child’s diet for the sake of stopping diarrhea. In mild diarrhea, the diet type does not need to change significantly-in fact, in diarrhea, the child needs sufficient nutrition to recover from the disease.
Therefore, we do not approve of eating only rice congee-especially when children are hungry and want to eat.
Should the baby drink what for diarrhea?
If the child is thirsty, he can freely drink electrolyte and plain boiled water mixed with oral rehydration salt without limiting the amount of drinking.
It should be noted that unless there is guidance from a pediatrician and appropriate tools, do not try self-made formula electrolyte solution at home-including self-made sugar saline, etc.
Finally, I would like to tell you that until the cause of diarrhea is determined, unless the pediatrician prescribes medicine, do not use [antidiarrheal] without authorization, which may bring danger to the baby’s life.
Editor: Ding Ruoshui
The article was reprinted by Clove Garden authorized by the author.