and less frequently, you must consult your doctor. For children receiving
lure, constipated stool is considered of less than 1 time per day.
reducing acts of defecation frequency of constipation in children can be observed
loss of appetite, abdominal pain. Chronic constipation increases
Causes of child constipation
Constipation can be
one of the manifestations of the disease are not directly related
with the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract (such as rickets, hypothyroidism).
However, in most cases, constipation is caused by problems with
by the intestine.
In the process of digestion of the intestinal wall
wavy cut, pushing content to the outlet - this phenomenon is called motility or intestinal motility.
two main options bowel dysmotility:
baby chair is very rare, accompanied by bloating, with
bowel emptying the volume of stool high (as an adult)
- It can be assumed that his so-called atonic constipation.
Called atonic constipation associated with insufficient
contractile activity of the intestines. At the same time, a child may long
absent the urge to defecate. Compulsory measures (long
planting in the pot) is generally only exacerbate the situation and fix
the negative attitude of the child to what is happening.
- Thick chair
consisting of a solid smooth pellets (called "sheep feces")
abdominal pain, and sometimes pain during bowel movements show how
Typically, a spastic constipation. Spastic constipation are caused by spasms (increased contractile activity) of the intestine.
some cases, the chair is isolated as a thin stream or ribbon.
In this situation, the child should consult a surgeon for
exclusion of organic pathology of the rectum (the restriction,
Treatment of infantile constipation
Should I put an enema at
constipation? Often resort to enemas is not necessary, as this oppressed
natural urge to defecate and disrupted normal formation
reflex. However, occasionally you can use, and this means,
observing all the necessary recommendations.
Volume enema to a child
up to 1 month is 30 ml for a child 1-3 months - 30-40 ml (the
a small enema filled not completely), for a child of 3-6 months -
90 ml, 6-12 months - 120-180 ml. It is important to remember that water enema
It should not be warm, to room temperature (22-240S) (in warm water
rapidly dissolve and then easily absorbed into the bloodstream
accumulated toxic substances in the intestine). If you think
did not happen a complete bowel cleansing, take your time: usually after
the first portion, provoked an enema, there is an independent chair.
Enema should spend large amounts of a doctor, as this may
cause serious complications.
In all constipation important that
baby is getting enough fluid. In atonic constipation good
Massage helps the anterior abdominal wall in a clockwise direction,
reupload on his stomach, mild tactile stimulation of the anus. at
spastic constipation can be used for children with glycerin suppositories.
Introduce any foreign substances (soap, baby oil, etc.)
rectum should not.
Treatment of constipation, especially
chronic, is impossible without adherence. It is advisable to accustom
bowel child to one and the same time each day. For
stimulating bowel movements can give the child a drink of cold water, fruit
(E.g., apple) juice in a dose of age. These measures should
to carry out on a daily basis at the same time.
Without a doctor's prescription
Medicinal use laxatives is not recommended: they
may lead to increased gas production and cause unpleasant
Feel the child.