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Question: my baby hasnt passed stools since last 7 days.. she is on complete breastfeed.. her tummy doesnt seem to be bloated. anythng to worry abt?
Answer: Newborn digestive system is very sensitive as it is still in developing stage. That's why it's common for them to have gas, constipation, stomach reflux etc.
When baby’s body is low on water then also constipation can occur or if there is any change in mother’s diet.
Make sure you are feeding your baby at every two hours. Whenever you feed your baby drunk a glass of water, this will keep you hydrated and in turn baby will be hydrated.
Include more of leafy vegetables and fibres in your diet. Eat food which is easy to digest. Avoid taking complex food as it might take long for then to be digested and can disturb your baby’s digestive system as well.
Don't feed baby anything other than bm/fm.
You can apply heeng water around her navel.
Massage her minimum twice a day. Around her navel make circles first anticlockwise then clockwise while pressing gently.
Give your baby tummy time (make her lie on her stomach), for 10-15mins in a day this will strengthen the muscles around her abdomen thus improving her digestive system.
Avoid giving any over the counter medicine or gripe water to your baby.
Question: My baby girl is 8 months old. She is on breastfeed and cerelac. Since two days she has loose motions. How to control her motions
Answer: Hello dear. Below are some of the reasons for loose motions :-
1.) Teething time is one of the main reasons for loose motions in babies
2.) Introduction of new solid food can cause loose motions in babies.
3.) Improper digestion can trigger loose motions in children.
4.) Infection due to virus or bacteria can also be another reason for disturbed motions in babies.
5.) Strong medication can cause loose motions in children. Please avoid.
6.) Poor Hygiene and bad weather can also trouble baby’s bowel movements.
Home Remedies to Cure Loose Motions in Babies:-
1. Sabudana Water for Loose Motions in Babies
Give your baby sabudana ka pani ( Sago Water) . Process to make sadubana water is as below.
Soak sabudana for 1 hour.
Put sufficient water and keep it on boiling
Boil till sabudana get completely immersed in water.
Strain and give sabudana water to your baby to cure loose motions.
Recommended Age: 6+ months
2. BreastMilk helps recover
If you are breastfeeding your baby then you should continue feeding your child. Breastmilk is the best solution to keep baby hydrated if he is below 6 months of age. During loose motions, you can increase the frequency of feeding.
If your baby is exclusively on breastfeeding then you have to cut down foods like greasy foods, spicy foods, dairy products which can trigger diarrhea in your child.
3. ORS as Home Remedy
Give your baby plenty of fluids. Babies tend to dehydrate faster than adults. Give your baby ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts). ORS is a special combination of dry salts that is mixed with safe water. Oral Rehydration Salts can help replace the fluids lost due to diarrhoea. You can buy ORS sachets from the market or make ORS at home.
It is the most effective and least expensiveway to manage dehydration.
6 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 liter of filter water
Dissolved the sugar, salt in water. Give this solution to your child to drink after every 2 hours.
4. Banana for treating diarrhea in babies
Give your baby mashed banana. Or you can try to give banana with a little curd. It is the most traditional home remedy to stop loose and it works wonders. Banana provides strength and energy.
5. Pomegranate cures loose motions in kids
Give pomegranate juice at regular intervals. This will help in rehydrating the child. Blend the pomegranate seeds in a mixer and extract its juice. If you think, juice is too heavy for little one then dilute it with water and feed your baby.
Recommended Age: 7+ months
6. Curd or dahi is best probiotic
Curd helps to cure diarrhoea. Give your baby fresh curd/ dahi with roasted cumin seeds/ jeera powder. Or you can add half teaspoon of sugar and pinch of salt and give it to your baby.
Recommended Age: 6+ months
8. Chawal ka pani as a remedy when baby stomach is upset
Give your child, chawal ka pani to drink during motions.
9. Dal ka Pani to treat loose motions in babies
10. Give your baby coconut water to drink in loose motions
11. Nutmeg (Jaiphal) tackles with loose motions in kids.
Recommended Age: 10+ months
12. Arrowroot powder to cure upset tummy
13. Buttermilk to treat loose motions
Recommended Age: 8+ months
14. Carrot Juice is also good in loose motions
15. Honey is very effective in fighting loose stools
16. Avoid milk products when baby is suffering from loose motions
17. Pomegranate Leaves
Pomegranate (Anar) helps to rehydrate our body. For this remedy, you need to boil the pomegranate leaves in water. Once its boiled, add sugar into it then strain through a sieve.
Hope it helps.
Question: My baby girl is 2 n half months old. She got her second vaccination this month and due to which she got fever too. her fever is no more but I m having fever since last three days. m scared to take medicine coz it might affect baby health. pls suggest what should I do coz my fever comes every evening time.
Answer: Please go to the doc and take some medicines. The doc will give you medicines that are safe to take while breast feeding.
Question: Hello maam, from last 1 month by daughter suffers from loose motions after every week ,1 week she gets treated n again after 1 week she gets ill, coz of this she has become very weak also. She is 18 months old n her molars r erupting so what should i do n what should I feed her coz she is only taking milk.
Answer: Hi dear. dear first of all you will have to maintain proper hygiene clean your babies toys the clothes bedsheet everything around your baby more often so that if you baby put anything in her mouth she will not get infection from those things because infection is the reason of this loose motion . and you boil some rice in water and extract starch out of it and add A Pinch of salt in it give this mixture to your baby thrice a day it will help curing loose motion and will also keep your baby's body hydrated . don't worry dear I babies taking only milk then don't worry because mother milk have a natural antibiotic in it so it will help your baby in the soothing pain and will also help in curing loose motion