Diarrhea occurs when the stool contains more water than usual, it is also called watery defecation. It is especially common in children between the ages of 6 months and 2 Dec December It is more common in infants under the age of 6 months, especially if they are fed cow’s milk or formula.
Frequent removal of normal stool is not diarrhea. The number of stools removed within a day is related to the way of feeding and the age of the child.
Most often, watery defecation in a number of three or more within 24 hours is characterized as diarrhea. Frequent and watery defecation of a baby who receives breast milk is not diarrhea. A nursing mother can recognize diarrhea due to the fact that the stool is more frequent and watery than usual.
Diarrhea disease, which can be caused by an infection in the stomach and intestines, causes effects such as weakness and weight loss in the baby.
These effects can delay your baby’s recovery, especially if there is also vomiting accompanied by diarrhea.
If your baby has diarrhea, you need to go to the doctor.
The main purpose of treating diarrhea is to replace the lost fluid. Young children are very sensitive to fluid loss. If you are breastfeeding a child with diarrhea, breastfeeding is necessary.
What should be done to Prevent Diarrhea?
Cleaning: Hands should be washed before preparing and eating food. Utensils, dishes and glasses used must be clean. jul. Clean.
Separation of raw and cooked foods: different containers and tools should be used to prepare raw and cooked foods. If fruits and vegetables are to be eaten raw, they should be washed with plenty of water and, if possible, peeled and consumed.
Good cooking: In order for food to be consumed safely, the cooking temperature must reach at least 70 75c.In particular, foods such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs should be cooked well.
Storage of food at appropriate temperatures: food should be prepared in small quantities, consumed fresh. If this is not possible, it should be stored below 10 ° C until the next meal. If it is in the refrigerator, it should not be kept for more than 3 days.
Safe water: it is recommended to boil water for clean water.jul July Jul: It is recommended to boil the water for clean water.