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Liquidation of child constipation: flood and bend!

Children usually go "big" once a day. Some, however, last for two or even three days without emptying, and it is not unhealthy for them.

What are the warning signs of constipation ?
The child is emptied less than three times a week.
He has problems with "pushing" the stool.
The whole process is painful, the child weeps at him.
The stool is big and hard.
The affected person is hurting his belly and bloating.
There may be slight diarrhea "staining" between the stools.
Blood can be found on the surface of the stool.
Do not be nervous if your child is constipated. From time to time, it is normal, just like in adults. Difficulties lasting more than two weeks are already referred to as chronic and deserve the attention of a child's doctor .

From food to psyche

Transient constipation can cause many things. The most common causes are changes in eating habits (for example, start of feeding), inappropriate food, lack of drinking, but also conscious stool retention (eg due to a change in environment or due to fear of painful emptying). Difficulty can often be a lack of movement .

Help is easy

The main factors over which it is advisable to think and try to change them are as follows.
Diet. Make sure the baby is drunk enough . Take fat bacon (ice cream, chocolate) from his diet and add more fruits, vegetables (can be cooked) and cereals .
Movement. Make sure your offspring is physically active for at least an hour a day . Reduce the time spent sitting.
Habits. Teach a child to go to the toilet regularly - not just at home. She should know how to help an adult such as a nursery. Let him sit on the toilet for ten minutes and reward yourself for success (at least verbally). If the child does not reach the floor from the toilet, place a chair in front of it - it will help to increase autonomy and support as you push it.

Some common laxatives, such as lactulose, can also be used to treat constipation in children. They are safe for children, they are sold freely in the pharmacy, and their package leaflets usually provide the recommended dosage. However, it is better to consult a pediatrician before deploying them.

Article author: mLucie Kovářová
Expert guarantor of article: MUDr. Jiří Náhlovský

Source: U lékař

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