Almost every baby experiences diarrhea as they grow up, especially younger babies. When babies suffer from vomiting and diarrhea, mothers are very anxious, hoping that their babies will get better quickly! So, I started taking all kinds of medicines. However, instead of getting better, the baby became worse and worse. Regarding infant diarrhea, many parents have some misunderstandings. Today we will take a look at them. Misunderstanding 1: You must fast when you have diarrhea. Some parents believe that when their baby has diarrhea, as long as they don\’t eat and there is no \”content\” in their stomach, they will not have diarrhea again. This is wrong. Especially when a large amount of water is lost in diarrhea, fasting will aggravate dehydration and acidosis; eating too little will put the baby in a state of hunger, increase the secretion of digestive juices in the intestinal wall, and aggravate diarrhea. Mothers should do this: when the baby has diarrhea, there is no need to fast, and the baby should be allowed to eat normally. Breastfed babies should still breastfeed on demand. Do not add new foods during the complementary feeding stage. Eat more foods that are easy to digest and avoid raw or cold foods. If your baby can eat softer foods, cereals, vegetables, and other foods should be given in addition to milk. These foods should be carefully cooked, mashed, or ground to make them easily digestible. It is best for your baby to eat every 3 or 4 hours (6 times a day). Misunderstanding 2: Restrict diet after diarrhea. Some parents are worried that the baby\’s gastrointestinal tract will be \”injured\” after diarrhea, so they cook porridge for the baby. They give the baby porridge and soup every day, but do not dare to feed the baby enough. I am afraid that eating too much will cause diarrhea. Mothers should do this: After the baby stops having diarrhea, continue to give energy-rich foods and eat more often than usual every day for at least two weeks. If your baby is malnourished, he should be given extra meals until his height and weight return to normal. Myth 3: You must use antibiotics to treat diarrhea. Antibiotic treatment is only effective for diarrhea caused by bacterial infection. In fact, about half of the diarrhea in babies is caused by viruses or improper diet. Therefore, blindly using antibiotics to treat diarrhea is not only ineffective, but can also cause intestinal flora disorder and aggravate diarrhea. Mothers should do this: For inexperienced mothers, the best way is to take the baby to see a doctor and let the doctor analyze which medicine to use according to the situation. Misunderstanding 4: Diarrhea must be stopped. After diarrhea occurs, do not stop diarrhea blindly. Blindly stopping diarrhea can often lead to other symptoms, such as fever after stopping diarrhea. There is also diarrhea caused by rotavirus, which usually gets better in 1 week. Diarrhea is actually the body expelling the virus through excretion, so if the virus is found in the stool examination, blindly stopping the diarrhea will cause the virus to cause greater damage to the body. Mothers should do this: Use the scientific methods to treat diarrhea as mentioned below. During the high season of rotavirus, your baby can be vaccinated with a live attenuated rotavirus vaccine. The protection time is one year. Misunderstanding 5: To stop diarrhea, self-administer medicine. The baby\’s intestinal environment is damaged. Drugs are not the most important, let alone the only treatment method. Some mothers treat their babies\’ diarrhea this time with the same medicine they used when their babies had diarrhea last time. This situation is also a blind treatment because the nature of the two diarrheas is not necessarily the same., this may not cure the baby\’s disease and may also delay correct treatment. Mothers should do this: take medicine under the guidance of a doctor to avoid taking inappropriate medicine, causing diarrhea that does not stop, and causing intestinal flora disorder. Treat diarrhea with scientific methods. Dr. Zhang Silai, a well-known parenting expert, mentioned the treatment of diarrhea in his \”Zhang Silai\’s Complete Collection of Scientific Parenting\”. The content is as follows: ■ Low-osmolar oral rehydration salt containing 75% is officially recommended by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children\’s Fund. Oral rehydration solution (hypotonic ORS solution) in milliequivalents/L sodium and 75 mmol/L glucose. If the child seriously refuses oral rehydration salts or does not have oral rehydration salts, you can use 750 ml of rice soup + 1.72 g of salt for the child to take orally in small amounts and many times. You can also use 750 ml of vegetable soup or chicken soup + 1.75 g of salt for the child to take orally in small amounts and many times. The general principle of fluid rehydration is to give the child as much fluid as he or she is willing to drink until the diarrhea stops. ■ Supplementing Zinc Supplementing with zinc as soon as diarrhea occurs can reduce the duration and severity of diarrhea and the risk of dehydration. Continuous zinc supplementation for 10-14 days can completely replenish the zinc lost during diarrhea and reduce the risk of children having diarrhea again within 2-3 months. ■ Use gastrointestinal mucosal protective agents such as Smecta. Adsorb pathogens, fix toxins, strengthen the gastrointestinal mucosal barrier, and promote gastrointestinal mucosal repair. Take 30 minutes before meals. ■ Use microecological preparations to supplement intestinal probiotics, restore intestinal microecological balance, and rebuild the protective effect of the natural biological barrier of the intestine. Before taking your baby with diarrhea to see a doctor, you need to know these things: When does your baby\’s first diarrhea occur? ● In the past few hours, how many times has the baby defecated and how much did each stool weigh? ● How soft and hard is the feces? Is there any blood or mucus in the stool? ● What is the smell and color of feces? ● Does the baby vomit? How many times a day do you vomit? How often do you vomit? How much did you vomit? What was vomiting? ● Does the baby have any signs of dehydration? Such as dry mouth, sunken eye sockets, weight loss, inability to urinate, etc.? ● When the baby had diarrhea, what medicine did the parents give him? Or have you had any other treatments? ● What food has your baby eaten in the past 24 hours? ● Have any other family members been sick recently? What disease is it?