A diet can cure a baby or alleviate its condition in many diseases. Such delicate problems as diarrhea and constipation can be managed without medication, only with the help of proper nutrition.
The list of diseases in which the diet is vital for a baby is very long.
It begins with the common cold and ends with rare congenital diseases. So it turns out that with every illness you need to follow your diet. Only in some cases it is strict restrictions, and in others – a small power adjustment.
I want to talk about those diets that we had to try for ourselves. I hope my experience will come in handy.
Nutrition for colds
One of the simplest is a diet for colds. I feed my daughter on demand in small portions. Food should be semi-liquid and light. Milk porridge, soups, not fried lean meat and fruit. I try not to give much to sweet, it prevents the body from fighting the infection.
I sing copiously, but in small portions. Divorced juices, tea, compote, jelly, water. Here the child can choose himself. Eating and drinking should not be hot, it hurts the sore throat even more. It is better if they are warm, and at elevated temperatures – at room temperature.
Diet with elevated acetone
But when we struggled with elevated acetone, it was more difficult. It’s good that we got a very intelligent and experienced pediatrician. Due to compliance with her recommendations, we were able to cope with the disease at home. She told in detail what and when to drink and eat.
In order not to fall under the drip, we had to drink every five minutes. I left all the business and took care of the care of the child. We drank Regidron, Humano electrolyte, chamomile, but weak black tea helped us the best.
The first two days we did without any food. In the literature, I read that you can start with crackers, but the doctor forbade it. The first days – only rice water and vegetable broth. You can still homemade liquid kissel, but my daughter did not like it.
The first week the daughter did not eat butter, milk and meat, because the food should be only vegetable. I chopped all the dishes with a blender. If there is no such possibility, it is necessary to grind through a sieve so that not even a small, not rubbed piece gets into the stomach.
The first portions should be 1-2 tablespoons. From the second week portions and a set of products gradually increase.
How to feed with constipation
When we faced the problem of constipation, I had to master a laxative diet. Drink too need a lot. Chamomile is especially useful.
On an empty stomach I give my daughter prunes, dried apricots and raisins. These delicacies have to be stuffed into her, as she doesn’t like dried fruits at all. We are rescued by the abundance of fruits and vegetables. Instead of garnish, I cook beet caviar (beets, carrots, onions).
We drink different lactic acidity, but also through force.
And if tummy problems are associated with diarrhea, you should temporarily refrain from eating. I give only rice and rice water. Need to drink a lot. Suitable water and weak tea without sugar.
When it gets better and an appetite, soot the baby on a diet that strengthens. You can eat ripe bananas, boiled potatoes without oil, fresh rice, boiled egg.
Meat, nuts, dairy products, I try not to give in this period. And sweets, raw vegetables, fruits and fried absolutely exclude.
Strict diets prescribed for diseases of the stomach, liver, kidneys … It is necessary to follow these prescriptions. Of course, cooking separate dietary dishes for babies is an extra hassle. Especially if you need to cook before each meal (with diarrhea and acetone). But the health of the child is most important.