• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Baby\’s calcium supplement recipe was pushed to the operating table after half a year? You may also make these mistakes

It is a normal thing for parents to give their children calcium supplements, but Wenwen, who happened in Heilongjiang Province, was not so lucky. Wen Wen, an 18-month-old boy from Heilongjiang Province, went to the hospital for a cold and was unexpectedly found to have a stone as big as a peanut, 11 mm long and 5.9 mm wide, in his lower ureter! Doctors said that it is very rare in clinical practice to have such a large stone at such a young age. The child\’s mother said that she was worried about her baby\’s calcium deficiency and had been taking calcium supplements for half a year. The baby also likes to eat foods rich in vitamin C and soy products. Well… I can only say that the love given by parents is too heavy. So how should parents supplement calcium scientifically? Is it true that babies who wake up at night and have bald pillows are calcium deficient? Are these calcium deficiencies? Even if you know a lot about the truth, you still can\’t escape the false proposition of calcium deficiency. Whether you are an enthusiastic community aunt or a child care doctor, if you see your baby having late teething, bald pillows, easy sweating, late walking, rib valgus, etc., they will tell you without hesitation that your baby is calcium deficient. At this time, parents began to be confused. Babies have the legendary symptoms of calcium deficiency. Are they really calcium deficient? (1) Occipital baldness Occipital baldness is the most common symptom that is \”recognized\” as being caused by calcium deficiency, but in fact, occipital baldness is caused by excessive friction between the baby\’s headrest and the pillow or bed surface. After the baby can sit, stand and walk, the friction will be reduced and the hair will grow back evenly. (2) The first tooth of late teething babies usually erupts at 6 months after birth, or as early as four months, or as late as 12 months, and there are even a few normal babies up to 18 months old. Teething begins at the end of the month. It is normal for the first tooth to appear within one year of age. The sooner or later teeth erupt has nothing to do with calcium deficiency, but more to do with genetics. If you are worried that your baby has not yet erupted teeth after 12 months, you can see a reliable dentist. (3) Rickets Rickets is caused by the baby\’s lack of vitamin D. The lack of vitamin D causes calcium and phosphorus metabolism disorders in the body, resulting in the manifestation of rickets. Therefore, the root cause of rickets is lack of vitamin D, and it really has nothing to do with calcium deficiency. (4) Rib valgus Rib valgus is also one of the symptoms of rickets. We have mentioned the cause of rickets above, so naturally it has nothing to do with calcium deficiency. Moreover, rib valgus occurs during the growth and development of most babies and is a normal phenomenon. If the baby is overweight, it may not be obvious, but if the baby is relatively thin, it will be more obvious. Mild valgus of the costal margins will gradually alleviate with growth and development. (5) Unstable sleep. Babies are in a stage of rapid growth and development, and various reasons such as gastrointestinal discomfort, teething, temperature changes, and emotional needs can lead to unstable sleep. Most of them have nothing to do with calcium deficiency. (6) Excessive sweating. Excessive sweating is related to the physiological characteristics of imperfect development of the baby\’s autonomic nervous system, which will gradually improve with age. Moreover, it is possible that your baby sweats a lot simply because you have a \”grandma who is afraid of the cold\” who has too many beds, clothes, and covers for your baby. (7) The number, thickness, color and growth speed of a baby\’s hair are mainly determined by genetic factors and have nothing to do with calcium deficiency. (8) Baby learning to walk unsteadilyLearning a new thing always requires constant attempts and repeated practice. If the baby has no other abnormal symptoms, parents only need to be patient and practice with the baby. This has nothing to do with whether the baby is deficient in calcium. (9) The fontanel closes late. The fontanelle usually closes around the time the baby is 2 to 3 months old. We usually see that the fontanel in front of the baby will usually be completely closed when the baby is 18 to 24 months old. Most of them close around one and a half years old. Some later babies may not close until they are two years old. If the baby is deficient in vitamin D, it may cause rickets, which may also cause the fontanel to close later. (10) Short stature If the baby is shorter than children of the same age, it is largely caused by genetic factors. Of course, unreasonable feeding will also affect the baby\’s growth and development, but calcium supplementation alone cannot make the baby grow taller as quickly as possible. Babies really do not lack calcium. According to the 2013 version of the \”Reference Intake of Dietary Nutrients for Chinese Residents\”, the recommended calcium intake for babies is: 0-6 months old: 200 mg, 7-12 months old: 250 mg. 1-3 years: 600 mg. Generally speaking, the calcium content in breast milk is about 35 mg/100 mL, and that of formula milk is about 50 mg/100 mL. The absorption rate of breast milk is higher than that of formula milk. Therefore, for children aged 0-6 months, if the amount of milk is sufficient, the calcium in either breast milk or formula milk can fully meet the baby\’s needs. As long as the baby\’s diet, growth and development are normal, there is no such thing as insufficient calcium intake, and there is no need to supplement the baby with extra calcium. After one year old, the body\’s main source of calcium intake increases from milk to vegetables and legumes. But as long as you ensure a rich and balanced diet, you can get enough calcium from food. Eating all kinds of food can not only increase the calcium content in the baby\’s body, but also help the baby develop good eating habits that are not picky about food. The American Academy of Pediatrics also does not recommend giving healthy babies additional calcium supplements. Too much extra calcium intake will interfere with the absorption of iron and zinc nutrients and cause constipation in babies. Therefore, no matter how good something is, it must be in moderation. The relationship between vitamin D and calcium In life, most people will treat lack of vitamin D as calcium deficiency. This is because vitamin D can promote the body\’s absorption of calcium and phosphorus. If vitamin D is insufficient, it will naturally affect the absorption of calcium, leading to calcium deficiency. Therefore, under the premise of a normal diet, if the doctor tells you that your baby is calcium deficient, the first reaction should be whether the baby\’s daily vitamin D intake is sufficient. Vitamin D can promote the absorption of calcium by bones. If vitamin D is insufficient, the calcium absorption rate is only 10%; if vitamin D is sufficient, the calcium absorption rate is 60%-75%. In other words, no matter how much calcium is supplemented, without the help of vitamin D, the calcium will be of no benefit to the human body and may even be harmful. This is because vitamin D supplementation is completely different from direct calcium supplementation. For babies, as long as they drink enough milk every day, they will not be prone to calcium deficiency. Drinking milk is the best way for babies to supplement calcium. However, vitamin D is very scarce in natural foods. Common foods rich in vitamin D include egg yolks and sardines., mushrooms, offal, cheese, etc. The dosage taken in a normal diet is completely unable to meet the daily needs of the human body. Therefore, both the Chinese Nutrition Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies should be supplemented with at least 400IU of vitamin D every day soon after birth. If the amount of formula milk your baby drinks contains enough vitamin D, no additional supplement is needed. Otherwise, vitamin D supplementation is required to 400IU per day. In addition, it is not recommended that babies supplement vitamin D by receiving sunlight. Taking 400IU vitamin D orally every day is the safest and most effective way. How to scientifically supplement vitamin D. Babies need to start supplementing vitamin D 2 weeks after birth. The daily vitamin D intake of breastfed babies is 400IU/d, and supplementation is required until at least 2 years old. If the baby is purely formula-fed, if the vitamin D intake is sufficient, no additional supplement is required. In theory, mixed-fed babies need to convert the daily intake of vitamin D from formula milk and supplement the difference to 400IU/d; if they cannot convert, if the daily formula milk intake is less than 500mL, they should still supplement with 400IU vitamin D per day. If the amount of formula milk is 500~1000mL, the supplementary amount can be halved. (If you are too lazy to calculate, in fact, babies who drink less than 900ml of formula milk per day can supplement 400IU of vitamin D every day.) Do I need to supplement with additional vitamin C? According to the \”Reference Intake of Dietary Nutrients for Chinese Residents\” (2013 Edition), According to the metabolic weight method formula, it is estimated that 1 to 3 years old is 40mg/d. For babies aged 0 to 6 months, the vitamin C content in breast milk is 5mg/100g, and the average breastfeeding volume of babies within 6 months is 780g/d. Therefore, the vitamin C in breast milk is sufficient to meet the baby\’s daily intake needs. No additional supplements are required. For babies after 1 year old, the body\’s needs can generally be met through breast milk or other dairy products and fresh vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C that the baby eats and cooked properly. Although the toxicity of vitamin C is very small, excessive intake of vitamin C will lead to an increase in the excretion of oxalate, which may lead to the occurrence of urinary system stones. What do netizens say about the news @大 Guogai: It’s all because of the misleading articles in the circle of friends, saying that crying babies are calcium deficient @ Yingnanmu: Babies should be supplemented with vitamin D to promote the absorption of calcium, not calcium @ 09112: After giving birth to a baby You will know that today the doctor tells you that you should take calcium supplements, and tomorrow he tells you that you don’t need to take supplements. Your child is always fussy and cannot sleep well. He tells you that you are calcium deficient and you should take supplements. Tomorrow he tells you why you should eat so much. I don’t know what other mothers are like, but I’ve been driven crazy. I don’t know whether to eat or not to eat…@Big girl: Calcium and DHA supplementation for children under one year old is the biggest lie told by child care doctors! @ 路 meet friend: I feel sorry for my child @ Silly Roe Deer: So, mothers, don’t believe what is shared in the circle of friends @ Boundary Line: Many people like to have trouble with calcium. Children like to cry at night and not sleep, right? Calcium deficiency? Is it because a child is lacking in calcium if his teeth don’t grow? Is it because my child has less hair that he lacks calcium? Why is calcium bothering you?Are you trying to make ends meet? Newborn children need to supplement vitamin D. Only by supplementing enough vitamin D can the absorption of calcium be promoted. Don’t just do trace element testing all the time, the air contains trace elements! ! @Like you: A good child has been transformed into a lime man

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