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Intestinal gripes at newborns and children of the first year of life of

In the first three months of life more than at 70% of children are noted by functional intestinal gripes. In most cases these gripes - not pathology (disease), but adaptation zheludochno - an intestinal path (gastrointestinal tract) of the kid to new conditions. Before within 9 months of a gastrointestinal tract of the kid “did not work“, and the first 2 - 3 weeks was under beneficial influence of maternal hormones.

Usually in the first two weeks of life the kid receives only breast maternal milk. Volumes its small therefore digestion happens rather easily. By third week of life volumes of milk, necessary for the kid, increase, and at many mothers in connection with the wrong applying or the insufficient time spent for a breast (remember old recommendations - 15 - 20 minutes - no more!) milk “decreases“, and the kid receives more than “forward milk“, excessively saturated carbohydrates which can promote increase in gas generation.

to All parents such picture is familiar to

: against feeding or soon after it your kid suddenly begins to draw in legs to a tummy, to show concern. And then sharply reddens and this situation begins shout, proceed can long enough. It is also “intestinal colic“.

the Term colic comes from the Greek “kolikos“ that means “pain in a thick gut“. Colic - the pristupoobrazny belly-aches which are followed by the expressed concern of the child. The reasons of developing of gripes are diverse: it and functional immaturity nervously - the muscular device and enzymatic system of intestines, and tendency to the increased gas generation therefore pressure upon a wall of a gut amplifies and arises a muscular spasm.

a certain regularity in display of gripes, the so-called “Rule of three“ Exists:


What parents can undertake to help the kid? First of all to calm down. Removal of psychological tension and creation of aura of confidence helps to reduce pain. The kid has to feel that you are afraid of nothing and surely will help him.

In order that to the children`s doctor it was easier for p to understand this situation, you have to answer the following questions:

If your kid is on breastfeeding, everything is much simpler: be convinced of correctness of applying of the child to a breast and allow it to suck as long as he will want - and one it can solve all problems.

If mother does not love cow`s milk and seldom drank it before pregnancy or after it there were nausea, a meteorizm, fluidifying of a chair, then it is better and during feeding by a breast to replace milk with fermented milk products.

If breast milk have not enough

, and you are forced to finish feeding the child mix if your kid was born term a little earlier if childbirth was difficult - these reasons, unfortunately, can promote developing of more expressed and frequent gripes. Frequent change of weather can strengthen symptoms of intestinal gripes.

In pediatrics to treatment of functional intestinal gripes and simplification of a pain syndrome at babies are applied by the following actions.

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needs to be noted that lactose is a part of PLANTEKS tea. Now, when all parents have a very famous diagnosis “laktazny insufficiency“, it can cause alarm. But:


In the Center of correction of development of children of early age of federal state institution of the Moscow scientific research institute of pediatrics and children`s surgery conducted special research on application of PLANTEKSA as background therapy at children with intestinal gripes of early age. Researches showed that PLANTEKS tea possesses the calming and carminative action. PLANTEKS is recommended to give to children after feeding or in breaks between feedings. If the kid is on artificial feeding, PLANTEKS tea is recommended to be given in the form of drink. Expedient dosages: on 1 package a day to children of early age, with increase up to 2 packages in days to children after 2 - 3 months.

Main - to remember, what all this passing, at the correct use of all recommendations this period can pass rather easily and not sadden pleasure of the first months of motherhood!