It is known that the intestine just appeared on this light is absolutely sterile. Because of this feature in the first months of their lives, babies often suffer from colic, swelling or even gas: the lack of their own microflora prevents the body from fully absorbing even mother's milk.
Of course, useful microorganisms, one way or another, will gradually colonize the baby's intestines( the first bacteria get there during the very first feeding of the baby along with the colostrum, then begin to multiply actively).Nevertheless, until the amount of them reaches the necessary standard, the digestive system of the baby needs outside support. The mother's primary task is to support this.
- 1 How to normalize digestion in a newborn?
- 2 When should I take the medication?
- 3 Purpose Lactobacterin for dysbiosis
- 4 Dosage and methods of application of the drug
- 5 About contraindications to the use of
How to normalize digestion in a newborn?
Lactobacilli , obtained by the baby together with the mother's milk, are extremely necessary not only for the normal digestion of a small man. Without them, absolutely impossible:
- formation of immunity;
- normal functioning of the endocrine system;
- high-grade mental and physical development of an organism of the kid.
Under normal conditions, in the first 12 months of a child's life, he gets the necessary norm of lactobacilli naturally, during breastfeeding. However, in our time this is practically not realistic.
Factors such as poor ecology, weak immunity, chronic diseases and an unbalanced diet of the mother, as well as antibiotics taken by her, disrupt the natural process of introducing into the intestines of the baby bifido- and lactobacilli .
In order to "hedge" and prevent the weakening of the immune system of the baby or, especially, the delay in its development, it will be useful to additionally give the baby lactobacilli and in a pharmacy form. Usually doctors recommend young mothers the drug Lactobacterin .
Produced in a dry form( especially to make it convenient to give babies), this medicine not only improves digestion, preventing the flow of certain inflammatory processes in the intestines of the newborn, but also generally strengthens the immunity of the baby. According to observations of babies given mothers Lactobacterin for the first 6 months of life, the drug is absolutely harmless and, at the same time, successfully fights against the main problems of children's digestion - colic and bloating.
Unpleasant symptoms like bloating, colic and gas are rarely a manifestation of some serious childhood illness. Often this is only the result of a weak, not fully formed microflora of the intestine of the newborn.
Lactobacterin in this case only makes up for the lack of necessary lacto- and bifidobacteria, lost in breast-feeding, naturally normalizing the work of of the digestive tract .Therefore, you can start giving the drug to the baby both when the first painful symptoms appear, and in advance, for preventive purposes.
Separately it is necessary to consider those cases when the child for a number of reasons is on artificial feeding. Despite the assurances of manufacturers of modern milk formulas, such adapted products can not completely replace the baby's natural food, that is - mother's milk. In this situation, the deficit of useful lacto- and bifidobacteria is inevitable and, therefore, the use of Lactobacterin ( or a similar drug recommended by the doctor) is strictly mandatory.
Important: when calculating the dosage of the medicine, consider that some of the modern artificial formula for feeding already includes Lactobacterin , albeit in small quantities. Therefore, before giving the drug to your child, carefully study the composition of the product and consult this topic with your doctor.
Assignment Lactobacterin for dysbacteriosis
If in the first weeks of his life the baby for some reason does not receive enough breast milk, he risks to earn malnutrition, and with it the intestinal dysbacteriosis. In this case, the baby is also prescribed dry Lactobacterin ( and, of course, reorganize his diet, which initially led to the disease).
The drug is prescribed for dysbacteriosis caused by taking antibiotics or other strong medicines. Also Lactobacterin is successfully used in the treatment of the following diseases GI tract :
- intestinal colic;
- colitis( inflammatory processes in the intestine);
- Crohn's disease;
- lack of certain digestive enzymes;
- Infection of the body with a bacterium Helicobacter Pilori.
Remember: Lactobacterin is an absolutely safe drug that can be given to a child and for preventive purposes.
Therefore, in some cases, it is more reasonable to start taking the medication before the manifestation of unpleasant symptoms of those or other disorders in the work of the GI of the baby. The prophylactic dose of the drug is prescribed by the pediatrician.
Dosage and methods of application of the drug
Give Lactobacterin infants should be in liquid form, diluting the pharmaceutical powder with special baby water or milk( preferably breast).The exact dose of the drug in this case will depend, first of all, on the age of the baby, as well as on the individual characteristics of his body. The latter can not be fully taken into account on their own, therefore the dosage of Lactobacterin should be counted by the pediatrician.
Usually, newborns are prescribed 1-2 doses of the drug for daily use. Thus the medicine should be divided into small portions and given to the child gradually, in several receptions. For each specific time, the mixture should be diluted separately! It is strictly forbidden to use the remnants of the dissolved drug from the previous intake.
Note: Bay dry Lactobacterin with water or milk, wait 5 minutes until the powder is completely dissolved in the liquid. Only after this, the mixture can be given to the child. Apply the drug usually for 40 minutes( at most - an hour) before the main feeding.
Usual course Lactobacterin lasts two or three months. In this case, digestive tract is gradually normalizing in the first weeks of taking the drug, and the unpleasant symptoms accompanying intestinal distress go to naught.
Useful to know: dry Lactobacterin is intended primarily for infants. Older children( to be more precise, from three years), you can give the drug in tablets. Also today, there is a whole line of dairy products with the addition of Lactobacterin , which has similar medicinal properties.
About contraindications to use
Lactobacterin is not prescribed to children:
- with trauma;
- with prematurity ;
- in case of individual intolerance to the baby of any of the components of the drug.
On the last point of the list it is worthwhile to dwell a little more. Unfortunately, when it comes to babies, the intolerance of the drug can not be guessed before his appointment as a doctor. If after the application of the medicine the baby started vomiting or diarrhea and other manifestations of obvious ailment, taking Lactobacterin should be stopped immediately, and the incident should be reported to the child's attending physician. In this case, the pediatrician is obliged to prescribe a new medication to the infants in return for those who do not fit.
It should, however, be understood that the above situations are, rather, an exception to the rule. Lactobacterin acts on the intestines, restoring its natural microflora, and not breaking it, so this particular drug is the safest means for fighting colic and bloating in newborns.
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