The baby can not go to the toilet: an occasion to ponder
During the first months of life in a child,who receives breastfeeding, the norm is the stool after each meal. If a baby can not go to the toilet more than once a day, it is considered that he has constipation. In addition to rare defecation, symptoms of chronic constipation are lack of appetite, stomach pain, weight loss. The volume of the chair increases significantly.
In the vast majority of cases, the baby can not go to the toilet because of a violation of peristalsis - motor activity of the intestine. There are several reasons for this:
- Atonic constipation. This type of disease is determined by such signs as bloating and large amounts of fecal matter (the chair of the baby may resemble the adult's chair in volume). All this is caused by insufficient contractile activity of the intestine. To force a child to defecate means to strengthen the pathology and strengthen its negative attitude towards the process.
- Spastic constipation. Unlike the previous variant, it arises because of the increased contractile activity of the digestive tract. Spastic constipation is indicated by the following symptoms: high stool density and sharp pain during defecation.
- If for a long period of timea month-old baby does not pump, and in bowel movement the chair has a ribbon shape, this can indicate a variety of pathologies of the rectum. In this case, it is necessary to immediately show the baby to the surgeon.
If the baby can not go to the toilet,The problem can be not only in violation of the intestine. It is necessary to take into account the probability of such a disease as rickets - in the northern latitudes it occurs quite often. From constipation children are regularly tormented on artificial feeding.
Does your newborn baby not croak? The first thing that needs to be done is to completely revise the diet. You should be completely sure that the baby is eating enough. Try to offer him a little more food. If this does not help, start introducing sour milk lure.
Before each meal for a short while, puta child on the stomach - this helps strengthen the abdominal muscles. As often as possible massage the tummy with light circular movements, apply a warm water bottle. The more motor activity the baby shows, the better. After a meal, always bathe the baby, then do not wrap it in a diaper. Excellent, if the bathing procedure will be accompanied by a small charge and massage.
What to do if a baby can not go toa toilet more than two days? This is a rather disturbing symptom. Try to put the baby in an enema, but not out of warm water - the liquid should be at room temperature (the toxins accumulated in the intestine dissolve in warm water, which facilitates their further absorption into the blood). For a baby younger than one month, an enema of 30 ml is taken; at the age of one to three months - 40 ml; over half a year - 90 ml. To facilitate the procedure, the anal passage of the baby can be greased with vegetable oil.
If the constipation regularly repeats, but the consistency of the stool is soft, Dufalac helps. The medicine is taken by the course: twice a day for ten days.
Even if any of the above described tools helped, be sure to inform the district pediatrician and follow his recommendations in the future.