Life with a new baby can be full of emotions, ranging from the pure pleasure of a pure terror!
Many new parents have never experienced life with a newborn, before bringing their newborns home.
Therefore, it is not surprising that most new parents are getting worried and questioning about what their child is doing is “normal”.
A healthy gut is crucial for your child’s healthy development and well-being, so it is important to constantly monitor its stomach for any signs that something may not be quite right.
Here are 6 reasons why your child may have stomach problems:
1: in fact, it may be normal for your child’s age
And ‘ normal for children under the age of 3 months to have one or two periods of unstable every 24 hours. Unstable periods tend to reach a peak of about 6 weeks before you begin to reduce by about 2 months and then be almost non-existent around 3 months.
In periods of the instability of a child often:
- Crying a lot
- do not settle easily for sleep or only short periods
- Cluster power
- make facial grimacing
- Got red in the face
- Bend your knees to your chest
It is not known exactly why children have unstable periods. It may have something to do with their immature digestive system and central nervous system. Because a child tends to cluster supply in periods of instability, can be ‘ full of ‘ higher-fat/high-calorie breast milk to prepare for a longer sleep.
To help a child to sleep the chest during unstable periods, many parents wearing their baby in a carrier useful.
For the first two weeks, the unstable periods can not be obvious. For about three weeks, but when children often start to become a more aware, unstable periods often become more visible.
Also, from time to time during the development of a child, they tend to have what is commonly referred to as “week Marvel. A simple definition of a week is a surprise leap in the mental development of a child, in which makes more connections in their brains.
Wonder weeks typically occur every other week during the first six months or so, and then usually every few months later in toddlerhood. One week wonder tends to last a few days to about a week. The course of one week wonders a child is generally more irritable, can wake up more often during the night and can sleep shorter during the day.
2: Is it reflux?
Reflux is common and occurs in children more healthy. And ‘ where the contents of the stomach go up through the esophagus and sometimes the mouth. Children tend to experience reflux more than adults because they have a liquid diet, their esophagus is shorter and spends a lot of time lying down.
About three-quarters of children experiencing reflux in the first month. Within the first 2 months, around a quarter of children are experiencing reflux more than four times a day. Reflux tendency to gradually reduce in half of the children in the fifth month. Within 12 months, still less than one out of ten children are experiencing reflux.
If reflux is a health problem, your child may:
Be slow to gain weigh
- Have ongoing respiratory problems
- Refuses to eat or feed ‘ constant ‘
- Try a pain with reflux
3: Is it lactose intolerance?
If a child has lactose intolerance, it may have occurred secondary to something that has irritated his intestines.
Lactase is located at the tip of the small creases that line the intestine. If the intestine is irritated, the tips of small folds can be interrupted, and this can reduce the amount of lactase. Less lactase means that the lactose that is not digested so well, and then a secondary lactose intolerance may occur.
The goal of a secondary lactose intolerance is finding out what caused the bowel and remediation.
Signs a child may have with secondary lactose intolerance include:
- Green frothy/Poos very fluid
- It is very ‘ the wind ‘
4: The lactose overload?
Overload lactose is a benign condition that can occur in children who drink large quantities of breast milk because their mother has an oversupply. When a child has an overload of lactose, has a little “difficult to deal with the amount of breast milk drinking his digestive system. Lactose overload occurs most frequently in children, who are under the age of 3 months.
What you see in your baby’s diaper is the biggest clue that your child has a lactose overload. A child with an overload of lactose:
- Many heavy wet diapers
- Many poos, often with each feeding, often explosive, green and foamy. Breast milk seems to “go in one end and the other ‘
- Irritability between feeds. Many mothers say their child is very “gas” or “the wind ‘
- Often large weight gains
- Often it spits a lot “of breast milk after feeds
- They often drink from one breast only feed
When this is resolved over the provision of a mother, her child should be the overhead of lactose also.
5: E ‘ due to a heavy-tie?
E ‘ was assumed that a child with a tongue-tie could cause reflux symptoms in a child. This may be due to a child with a tongue-tie may not be able to maintain a good seal, while the flow to the chest. This can cause the child to swallow too much air. If too much air comes to the baby’s stomach, it may cause reflux, stomach bloating and gas.
6: it’s a food sensitivity?
Food sensitivity is a term used to cover food intolerance and food allergy. Food allergies are caused by an overreaction of the immune system for illegal food. Food intolerance does not involve the immune system, but it is when a person experiences stomach or bowel disorders when the offending foods are eaten.
Here are some signs of a child have food allergies:
Children Stomach Problems, Find The Reason
- The family history of food sensitivities
- Spits often milk
- Crying grieving was for long periods of time
- Sleeps little and wake up suddenly with obvious discomfort
- Bowel Disorders like constipation or diarrhea
- Poos containing mucus
- poor growth
- Swelling of the lips, eyes and face *
- Rash, often around the mouth *
- Breathing problems *
- Frequent runny nose and watery eyes *
- Stool that is colored with blood *
- Anaphylaxis *
* Associated with food allergy, rather than food intolerance
A small percentage of breast-fed infants have symptoms of a food sensitivity is responding to something in the mother’s diet through milk. But most of the time, a child with a food sensitivity is not showing obvious signs of it while it is exclusively breastfed. Rather is the most obvious signs are displayed when the child eats directly offending foods.
If a breastfed baby has a food sensitivity medical diagnosis, the mother can keep breastfeeding, avoid the offending foods in his diet.
For a baby formula fed with a food sensitivity, there are some available formulas. A pediatrician can help you figure out which one might be best for the individual child.
If you believe your child may have any of the above conditions, it is important to speak with a specialist health professionals as a lactation consultant or nutritionist. You can also talk with your child health nurse or doctor, ask for a referral.