Even adults sometimes have problems caused by diarrhea. What can we say about kids, whose body constantly has to adapt to new conditions, including new food. My child has diarrhea not so often. But each time, to help him cope with it faster, we have to stick to a certain diet.
Diarrhea in infants
We encountered diarrhea for the first time when our son was only two and a half months old. First of all, I scrolled in my head a list of everything I had eaten in the last 24 hours. I did not find anything suspicious. Therefore, I called the nurse, observing the child.
She said that it happens, and do not panic. We must continue to breastfeed the baby, not eating new foods. Most likely, this is caused by the ingress of bacteria on the mucous membrane of the baby’s stomach. And breast milk contains substances that can fight with infectious agents.
So I did. The next day, everything was fine, the baby cheered up, his appetite improved. And for a while we forgot about the problem.
Diarrhea with the introduction of complementary foods
We recollected diarrhea in a child after three months. Then we actively introduced the first lure. Juices and mashed apples from the baby’s body took well. And I decided to please him with a new taste – pear juice. As a result, we got loose stools.
Then I decided to cancel the feeding for a while, leaving the baby only breastfed. However, my relatives assured me in chorus that diarrhea was most likely caused by growing teeth. And I gave up – I left apples in his diet.
That is, I also fed the baby with breast milk, fed the apple grated on a fine grater, and we refused pears and store foods. Diarrhea lasted a little longer than the first time, but still passed. Her true reason remained a mystery to me, since my son’s first tooth only got out at nine months.
Diarrhea in a one-year-old child
Closer to the year, our baby ate the same food as adults. The exception was only spicy, fatty and harmful foods and products. Since then, the choice of the menu for him during diarrhea, I began to take more seriously.
In case of problems with the stool, we refuse products with a laxative effect and cause fermentation processes: plums, dairy products, fatty meat and fish.
I give my son mashed potatoes, chicken meat and porridge on the water (rice, oatmeal and buckwheat). By the way, a little water, drained after cooking rice, also helps us to cope with diarrhea. I cool it down and give it to the baby. From fruits I give apples and bananas. From drinks – compotes, jelly and weak tea.
Such a diet helps the body of the child to cope with the problem, and provides it with essential vitamins and trace elements. Adhering to this diet, we cope with the liquid stool for one day.
And what do you feed your babies during diarrhea?