• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

What to do if your baby has indigestion?

Question 1: When the baby was 7 or 8 months old, he ate egg custard and developed a fever and cough. The doctor prescribed medicine and suggested stopping complementary food, so he did not take any complementary food for nearly a month or two. Now he is ten months old and continues to feed him complementary food, because Ji Shi feeds him yams, pumpkins, noodles and other foods that are easy to digest. However, as soon as he takes complementary food, he will have two or three bowel movements the next day, which is like diarrhea. He is afraid of causing indigestion. I stopped supplementary feeding. In the past few days, I have only been drinking milk powder, and my mother loves it, but my bowel movements are very dry and smelly every day. What is the reason for this? Related content: What should I do if my baby has indigestion? Can the traditional Chinese medicine bath in the nursery store treat it? What are the differences between the symptoms of diarrhea and indigestion in babies? Can you tell the difference? Dr. Luo Zhen’s answer: Judging from the parents’ description, the baby’s diet structure is very unreasonable. It is generally recommended to add complementary foods from the age of six months. The principle of adding complementary foods is from thin to thick, from less to more. From one to many, add gradually. When indigestion occurs for the first time, it usually improves on its own in two or three days, and then you need to continue to add complementary foods. Adding complementary foods is very important. This is the process of gradually switching from milk to meals. It is the need for body growth and development, and it is also a key process for chewing ability, taste development, and tooth development. Adding complementary foods too late will cause anorexia in the child and affect growth and development. For babies, their gastrointestinal function is immature, and indigestion is a normal phenomenon. However, your previous approach was a bit neglectful. Now you need to resume the addition of complementary foods, but you should still add them from the very beginning. The cause of constipation is that the baby consumes too little fiber, which needs to be obtained from complementary foods. You can first supplement some fiber exogenously, such as lactulose oral solution, which is a medicine containing cellulose. It has no side effects and is not absorbed by the body. It only relieves constipation. To fundamentally solve the problem, a normal diet is still needed to solve the problem of constipation in the long term. Question 2: My baby is 15 days old. Should I take vitamin AD or together with vitamin D? Also, which kind of DHA is better for a three-and-a-half-year-old baby? Dr. Cui Lixia answered: It is recommended that babies take vitamin AD. They do not need to take it with vitamin D, otherwise the vitamin D will be repeated. It is also recommended to take OTC medicines instead of health supplements. DHA is a health product with no definite effect and is generally not recommended for use. If parents still want to supplement DHA, they can let their babies eat fish, shrimp, shellfish, egg yolks, seaweed and other foods, which are rich in DHA. Question 3: I am 9 weeks pregnant and my stomach doesn’t hurt. I had brown discharge when I went to the toilet this morning. What’s wrong? Now I only take folic acid tablets. Dr. Pan Guilan answered: Brown discharge is a symptom of threatened miscarriage. The baby is unstable in the first three months of pregnancy. It is recommended to go to the hospital for an abdominal color ultrasound and blood test for progesterone.

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