Intestine Stuck in Babies – Reasons and What to Do

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The trapped intestine is a disease that occurs on average 80% of babies, especially after 6 months of life, which is when the introduction of new foods in addition to breast milk begins . So it is recommended that the mother offer plenty of water for the baby at this stage, to help in the digestion of new foods and collaborating to make the stools softer.

During exclusive breastfeeding, infants rarely suffer from a trapped intestine, even though it is so common, as the work of the child’s intestines is still in the process of adaptation , but breast milk helps to maintain the rhythm of the pasty stools and be more frequent. Recalling that the feeding of the breastfeeding mother is essential, because the food will be passed to the baby after breast milk. So it is good to avoid fatty foods and soft drinks. If you follow a healthy diet, your baby will have less chance of suffering from stuck intestines and cramps.

In the case of babies fed with  artificial milk, it usually occurs in more cases up to 6 months of life. Because it is a formula, the child may not adapt at first, having to change brands until he finds the one that will not cause the discomfort of the intestine trapped in the baby, except that some moms end up putting the most indicated amount of milk and the least amount of water. and this will also cause the little one to suffer with a trapped intestine.

There is no rule for how many times the baby should make coconut in the day, because each baby has its rhythm of the organism, some more lazy others that work faster. The ideal is for the mother to be attentive to learn what is the normal rhythm of her baby and in the absence or very large spacing of the times we are alert. What we should be aware of is the appearance of the coconut, which should not be too dry or hard. It is natural for the baby to make faces when it comes to pooping even if it is pasty and moms learn to identify when their babies are pushing because of the faces and mouths of that moment. Usually babies who suffer from stuck intestines tend to suffer during this moment, because they feel like making coconut,excruciating colic and fail to do, leaving the mother without knowing how to act.

What Can I Do To Help My Baby’s Stuck Intestine?

 

There are a variety of options to try to help alleviate the discomfort of the intestine trapped in babies, in addition to the good nutrition of the mother in the case of exclusive breastfeeding and those that give formulas to use the correct measure to avoid causing it.

As for babies who left exclusive feeding and started baby food, moms have several food options that will help in the process of digestion and adaptation of this phase, such as:

  • Increase the amount of fiber in the feed. You will find fiber in vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
  • Water intake is essential for hydration and to aid in the digestion of food at this stage.
  • Make a light massage on the tummy below the navel, make circular massages that will soothe and calm your baby.

In the case of babies who take formula, talk to your pediatrician about the change, the type of milk you are offering may be the cause of the intestine stuck in your baby. In general, tips like plum water and soothing teas are great options too, remembering that children up to 1 year of age should not eat honey. In the last case, your pediatrician will prescribe the use of a glycerin suppository that should be used in emergency situations, as frequent use can make the baby accustomed and unable to do it more naturally.

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Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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