Do no harm! Special diet against pediatric constipation
Constipation in pediatrics is a frequent phenomenon, and parents often have to deal with the issue of helping a child with such trouble. To avoid possible side effects from the use of medications, you should pay attention to adherence to diet and adhere to a special diet. The use of certain products by the child will help to quickly adjust the work of his intestines.
Constipation is a violation of the intestine, causing an irregular and difficult emptying of it for a long time compared with the physiological norm of a person. In this case, each case is treated separately, because the specific norms depend on the age and nutrition of the child.
The most common case is the so-called acute constipation. In this version, the act of defecation does not occur more than 24 hours, which is caused by improper nutrition (alternatively, a change in the dietary regime), a violation of the drinking regime, a change in climatic conditions, the intake of certain medications, and stress.
The World Health Organization classifies constipation as a disease. However, Russian gastroenterologists consider this condition to be only a symptom.
As a rule, you can eliminate acute constipation by diet. Thoughtful food will also serve as a preventive maintenance of this condition.
Observance of a diet by the child is one of the important stages of therapy of constipation. The mode depends on the age of the baby.
Correct the problem of constipation by using the right foods
Pediatricians have developed a list of recommended and prohibited products for constipation to help parents. You can be guided by it in accordance with the child's gastronomic preferences. Also, it would be superfluous to take it as a basis, if the baby has constipation from time to time.
Table: useful and unrecommended products for children with constipation
Diet # 3: Menus and recipes
The list of the above products, permitted for use in constipation, is fundamental for the so-called diet number 3. Usually, the third table is prescribed for adults with a similar diagnosis, but it is also useful for children to observe this diet. Such a diet will quickly lead to restoration of bowel functions and will be a good prevention of repetition of constipation.
The basis of the diet are carbohydrates. Proteins and fats here are four times less, with a priority in vegetable protein. Diet № 3 is balanced in composition, the main difference from the usual menu is that all its components are products that have a lax effect on the body.