Diarrhea in a child claims to be a typical symptom - he has no appetite. There may also be nausea or vomiting, fever and general weakness. Lack of appetite in the first day after the onset of diarrhea is quite natural. After a loss of appetite, the baby's body is protected from getting into it from outside a supplementary dose of pathogenic microorganisms that provoke the appearance of diarrhea. Previously, all pediatricians were advised at this time to stop feeding the baby, so that his digestive organs calmed down and began to function normally, and then for some time to observe a strict diet. It does not trigger the onset of exacerbation of diarrhea. But at the present time all these councils are recognized as incorrect. No periods of fasting in children in the absence of appetite and diarrhea are unacceptable.
A toddler must necessarily receive food, as it contains all the microelements necessary for the organism and salts that are lost to it with watery excrement. The only rule that should be followed in this hard period for parents is to adjust the diet. In the menu of the diseased crumbs there should be only digestible dishes having a liquid consistency. Even with a complete loss of appetite for diarrhea should be minimal portions, but often enough, to feed the baby.
Often the question is asked about what to feed the baby during a loose stool? It directly depends on the causes that provoked diarrhea, the severity of the disease and the age of the crumbs. The most important thing in the absence of appetite is not to give those foods that caused the baby at a time when he was healthy, unpleasant sensations. This can provoke not only complete loss of children's desire to eat, but also a gag reflex.
Also at a time when a small patient has diarrhea and no appetite, it is necessary to exclude foods that have a laxative effect. They cause increased diarrhea, and therefore categorically not recommended for use. Removal from the menu is subject to the food that leads to fermentation processes in the digestive tract or strengthens the secretion of bile. These are dishes cooked on whole milk, vegetables rich in vegetable fibers, mushrooms, muffins, fried, fatty and spicy food. In the case when the baby is on breastfeeding, adjust the diet is necessary for the mother.
What should I do if I have no appetite and diarrhea?
Since a complete refusal to eat during an illness is fraught with the fact that the body does not receive the necessary trace elements, vitamins and minerals, babies should be fed. How can I do this if the child refuses to eat? This question interests many young parents. Forcibly to force the baby to eat at all it is impossible, as it will provoke at it or him an aversion to the process of meal. The easiest way to restore the appetite lost with diarrhea can be herbal remedies:
- Very good motivation is the desire to eat the seeds of plants such as caraway seeds, cardamom, coriander dill. From the tablespoon of the chosen remedy, you should brew tea, let it brew for 10 minutes, add a teaspoon of honey to it, and give half a drink to the crumb to drink 1-2 sips;
- A tool prepared from the infusions of the roots of dandelion, burdock, ginger, anise seeds and vegetable glycerin is a good tool to restore the child's lack of appetite for diarrhea. Each ingredient should be taken on a tablespoon. This composition is given to babies before each meal by half a teaspoonful.
Both these drugs are completely safe and do not cause addiction, so they can be given without any fear. Also, it would be superfluous to listen to the recommendations on this matter from the attending physician.