This is a fairly common ailment, frequently occurring in children. Causes of disorders of bowel function can be very diverse. Most often diarrhea occurs when infectious lesions of the digestive tract bacteria and viruses into the body with poor quality food or drinking water. In some cases the cause may be fermentation of food in the intestine of the child, due to insufficient digestion of carbohydrates. In addition, diarrhea in children can cause allergic reactions, metabolic disorders, prolonged use of certain medications (especially antibiotics), strong negative emotions.
However, despite causes of diarrhea, the main method of stabilizing the condition of the child is to change his food. Diet must be necessarily agreed with the doctor, but its purpose, first and foremost, this helped digestive system of the baby and her recovery.
Food for diarrhea in children under one year
In case of diarrhea in infants, radically change anything not necessary. Should be only to review the feeding regime. Feed the baby more frequently, making sure that eaten the portion was not large, so the stomach is not overloaded. If the kid is on artificial feeding, the mixture should be given frequently but in small portions. In addition, not be amiss to consult with your doctor about the mixture, because during the period of sickness, perhaps it should be changed to low-lactose or dairy. If the child started eating complementary foods in this period, it is necessary to eliminate from the diet of the baby, leaving only breast milk or formula.
What not to eat when diarrhea
The diet of the older child provides for the exclusion from the products menu, and load the intestines and causing fermentation. It is not necessary to feed your baby fatty foods, which further contributes to stool softener, heavy to digest whole milk, fresh vegetables and fruits, legumes, broths, meats, canned goods, flour and confectionery, couscous
What to feed baby with diarrhea
In the diet of child with diarrhea should enter the lungs, preferably steamed, boiled, or baked in the oven, dishes. It is desirable that the food was chopped using a blender, or rubbed through a sieve. During diarrhoea there is a greater likelihood of dehydration, so the child at this point should drink plenty of liquids: weak tea without sugar, stewed fruit, purified drinking water, broth hips. During diarrhoea the child can safely feed boiled cereals in water, jelly, cottage cheese and fermented milk products, boiled eggs, lean fish or meat, baked apples.
After fixing the chair for another 4-5 days it is advisable to follow a diet. Only after that you can gradually start to feed the child fruits and vegetables, milk. From fried, fatty, sweet and smoked food for two to three consecutive weeks should be abandoned.