Stool frequency in infants – sufficient individual. For some kids and about ten bowel movements a day is considered normal. Constipation for 2-3 days is not always a sign of a serious disease.

The main symptoms diarrheaand babies following a child suddenly begins often dirty diaper, stool consistency changes to liquid and watery, he "vypuskaetsya" outside. Cal gets a greenish color.

The reasons for this malaise can be different: usually it is infection, at least – food.

The most common causative agent of diarrhea of infants is rotavirus infection. Bowel function may be violated and the introduction of certain bacteria, for example Salmonella, and also fungi and parasites.

The development of intestinal infections can occur both quickly and slowly: the baby lost appetite, he becomes cranky. Reduced or stand still and the weight of the child. Muscles and skin of the baby become flabby. With a sharp beginning of the disease the amount of stool is greatly increased, inflated tummy, fever, color changes in feces, it emits a pungent smell. In this case, you must immediately contact the doctor and undergo proper treatment.

It should take into account the fact that the digestive system of babies is very sensitive and can respond to disorder in the urinary tract infections or upper respiratory tract.

Indigestion may be in violation of its food. If the kid eating grown-up, stale or incorrectly cooked food, his stomach is not able to recycle it. The food passes into the intestine in undigested form. There it is cleaved by bacteria, protein and carbohydrates start to ferment, which leads to diarrhea. Some babies starts diarrhea in connection with the replacement of breast-feeding to artificial, as well as the introduction in the diet of new foods.

If the cause of diarrhea, the infant was a violation of the diet, you need to continue breastfeeding and to replenish fluid loss. Between feedings, the doctors recommend give the baby small single doses of one of the special fluids for rehydration.

Children artificially fed, need to be fed their usual milk mixture, the breaks also giving the solution for rehydration. Dosage and other recommendations for the acceptance of this solution will give you the pediatrician. If the baby is less than 6 months, dilute the mixture in proportion 1:2 (1 piece baby food, prepared in the usual way, and 2 parts of water), on the second day in a 1:1 ratio. Then gradually increase the concentration up to the usual standards.

It is possible to completely restrict a child meal for about 12-24 hours. At this time, it is recommended to give it a sweetened boiled water with 2 teaspoons of sugar (250 ml water), diluted in it. If a light diarrhea, the infant does not pass within 2-3 days, contact your doctor.

If the child's diet in addition to milk, includes solid food, eliminate it from power-up until the diarrhea passes. Then begin to introduce solid foods in small portions: in the first day -1/3 the usual portions, the second 2/3, third – a full portion.

Note that while indigestion can't introduce new products in the children's diet.