Practice taking care of a baby that cries a lot and is erratic

2021-03-25 12:00 AM

Holding your baby on the shoulder and walking around the house for a while can reduce the crying. Rubbing the hands on the back or stomach can sometimes temporarily stop the crying.

Many people believe that crying a lot is a natural phenomenon in children. Actually not, a baby crying a lot always has a cause and early discovering the cause of the crying is essential to help maintain a normal development of the baby.

The first thing is to diagnose and exclude physical pathological causes, such as intestinal torsion, intussusception or acute infections ...

Babies between the ages of 2 weeks and 3 months are very likely to have night cries that seem irreversible. Babies often cry out loud and squeeze their limbs very violently, as if they are in great pain, and their face is red. A common cause of this phenomenon is that the amount of air the baby sucks while the suckling is not being fully fed is now passing through the small intestine and causing pain and strong contractions.

In cases of the night crying, it is common to cry as if in great pain and last for a few hours early in the day. This phenomenon tends to be more common in breastfed babies than bottle-fed infants and is more likely to cry from hunger. Even when the child is just

a little while before, try to breastfeed again at this time. When breastfeeding, the supply of milk often decreases at night because the mother is tired, and the baby needs to be breastfed more often. In addition, the mother's stress when the baby cries a lot causes less lactation of the milk glands and aggravates the problem.

Holding your baby on the shoulder and walking around the house for a while can reduce the crying. Rubbing the hands on the back or stomach can sometimes temporarily stop the crying. If breastfeeding, mothers need plenty of rest during the day to make sure there is enough milk to feed their babies at night. Some marketed products are advertised to stop babies from crying at night, but there is no credible evidence of such advertisements.

 

Practice diagnosing and treating constipation in children

Constipation rarely occurs in exclusively breastfed infants but is a common problem in bottle-fed infants.

It is important to distinguish between real constipation from the habit of having frequent bowel movements. Children may only have a few bowel movements a few times a week, but if the stools are soft and the bowel movements are easy, there is no problem. Constipation is only identified when the stool is hard and shows difficulty when the child has a bowel movement.

The cause of constipation in a child is not always well known, but it may be due to inadequate drinking

amount of water or using processed foods inappropriately prepared. In older children, acute constipation usually occurs after a fever-causing illness.

The diagnosis ruled out the possibilities

Hirschsprung disease, when the child lags behind and then constipation persists. An x-ray of the colon with a contrast agent is used to determine if the bowel is narrowed.

Anus rupture, usually with little blood in the stool. An anal fracture causes pain when a child has a bowel movement and therefore has a tendency to hold back the bowel movements.

Children need to drink plenty of water. Diluted juices, unsweetened, are usually best. Regular abdominal massage can make the baby feel more comfortable and also works to increase the contraction of the intestine. For children, minimizing the use of enema should not be used.