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Constipation and diarrhea in newbornsCConstipation and diarrhea in newbornsConstipation and diarrhea in newbornsEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000049.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>How to effectively manage constipation and diarrhea in newborn babies and infants. Diaper rashes and when to see the doctor are also discussed.</p><p>Constipation and diarrhea in newborns can be cause for concern for parents. Constipation can usually be treated at home or with advice from your doctor. If your newborn has diarrhea that lasts for more than 24 hours, you should see a doctor because they may have a bacterial or viral infection.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Constipation is when the baby’s bowel movements are hard and cause pain or bleeding.</li> <li>If your newborn baby is having infrequent bowel movements, it could be a sign that your baby isn't getting enough to eat.</li> <li>Diarrhea is when the newborn baby passes very runny, watery stools, sometimes at an increased frequency or more volume than normal.</li> <li>See your doctor if your baby has loose, watery stools for 24 hours, or if diarrhea is accompanied by dehydration, vomiting, fever or blood in stool.</li></ul>
الامساك والاسهال لدى المواليد الجدداالامساك والاسهال لدى المواليد الجددConstipation and diarrhea in newbornsArabicNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MN;Andrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000049.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>احصل على معلومات عن علاج امساك الطفل وعلاج الاسهال ايضا. الامساك والاسهال تؤثر على الأطفال من جميع الأعمار. اقرأ المزيد هنا.</p>
新生兒便秘和腹泻新生兒便秘和腹泻Constipation and diarrhea in newbornsChineseSimplifiedNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC49.000000000000010.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>如何有效地帮助早产儿解决便秘和腹泻问题。所有的婴儿都会有某种程度的便秘和腹泻情况。</p>
新生兒便秘和腹瀉新生兒便秘和腹瀉Constipation and Diarrhea in NewbornsChineseTraditionalNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC49.000000000000010.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>了解新生兒便秘,新生兒腹瀉症狀,採取更有效的新生兒便秘和腹瀉治療方法。</p>
Constipation et diarrhée chez le nouveau-néCConstipation et diarrhée chez le nouveau-néConstipation and diarrhea in newbornsFrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000049.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Comment traiter efficacement la constipation et la diarrhée chez les nouveau-nés et les jeunes bébés. On y discute également de l'érythème du siège et des cas qui exigent une visite chez le médecin.</p><p>La constipation et la diarrhée chez les nouveau-nés peuvent inquiéter les parents. La constipation est généralement traitée à la maison ou sur les conseils de votre médecin. Si un nouveau-né a une diarrhée qui dure plus de 24 heures, vous devriez consulter un médecin puisqu’il pourrait être atteint d’une infection bactérienne ou virale.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La constipation survient lorsque les selles du bébé sont dures et causent de la douleur et des saignements.</li> <li>Si votre nouveau-né a des selles peu fréquentes, ce pourrait être un signe que votre bébé ne mange pas suffisamment. </li> <li>La diarrhée se produit lorsqu’un bébé fait des selles très liquides et aqueuses, parfois à une fréquence et un volume supérieurs à la normale.</li> <li>Consultez votre médecin si votre bébé a des selles molles et liquides depuis 24 heures ou si la diarrhée est accompagnée de déshydratation, des vomissements, de fièvre ou de la présence de sang dans les selles. </li></ul>
Constipación y diarrea en los recién nacidosCConstipación y diarrea en los recién nacidosConstipation and Diarrhea in NewbornsSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un signo de constipación en su bebé son las heces duras.</p>
புதிதாகப் பிறந்த குழந்தைகளின் மலச்சிக்கல் மற்றும் வயிற்றுப்போக்குபுதிதாகப் பிறந்த குழந்தைகளின் மலச்சிக்கல் மற்றும் வயிற்றுப்போக்குConstipation and Diarrhea in NewbornsTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​புதிதாகப் பிறந்த குழந்தைகள் மற்றும் சிசுக்களின் மலச்சிக்கல் மற்றும் வயிற்றோட்டத்தை எவ்வாறு சிறப்பாக நிர்வகிப்பது.</p>
نومولود بچے میں قبض اور ڈائیریاننومولود بچے میں قبض اور ڈائیریاConstipation and Diarrhea in NewbornsUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC49.000000000000010.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zنومولود بچوں اور نونہالوں میں قبض اور اسہال کا نظم و نسق بہتر طور پر کیسے کریں، نومولود بچوں کے اسہال اور قبض کا مناسب علاج۔

 

 

Constipation and diarrhea in newborns458.000000000000Constipation and diarrhea in newbornsConstipation and diarrhea in newbornsCEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)Large Intestine/Colon;RectumDigestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Constipation;Diarrhea;Abdominal pain2009-10-18T04:00:00ZHazel Pleasants, RN, MNAndrew James, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC10.000000000000049.0000000000000976.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>How to effectively manage constipation and diarrhea in newborn babies and infants. Diaper rashes and when to see the doctor are also discussed.</p><p>Constipation and diarrhea in newborns can be cause for concern for parents. Constipation can usually be treated at home or with advice from your doctor. If your newborn has diarrhea that lasts for more than 24 hours, you should see a doctor because they may have a bacterial or viral infection.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Constipation is when the baby’s bowel movements are hard and cause pain or bleeding.</li> <li>If your newborn baby is having infrequent bowel movements, it could be a sign that your baby isn't getting enough to eat.</li> <li>Diarrhea is when the newborn baby passes very runny, watery stools, sometimes at an increased frequency or more volume than normal.</li> <li>See your doctor if your baby has loose, watery stools for 24 hours, or if diarrhea is accompanied by dehydration, vomiting, fever or blood in stool.</li></ul><h2>Constipation</h2> <p>Many parents think their newborn baby is constipated if they are not passing bowel movements as frequently as they think they should. However, constipation is not defined by how frequently your baby passes stool. Rather, constipation is when the baby’s bowel movements are hard and cause pain or bleeding. The baby will groan or strain when trying to pass stool. </p> <h3>Other common symptoms of constipation are as follows: </h3> <ul><li>stool streaked with blood, if there are cracks in the baby’s anus caused by the passing of hard stool </li> <li>abdominal pain</li> <li>irritability </li></ul> <p>Newborn babies who are breastfed exclusively are very rarely constipated. Constipation is more common in bottle fed babies.</p> <p>If your newborn baby is having difficulty passing a bowel movement, try moving their legs in a bicycle fashion. Sometimes other treatments are needed to help your baby have a bowel movement, such as water or diluted prune juice. These treatments should first be discussed with your doctor. </p> <h3>Infrequent bowel movements in newborn babies</h3> <p>Usually in the first couple of days of life, a newborn baby will pass a dark green or black, tarry substance called meconium. Around the third day or so, the newborn baby’s bowel movements should become more frequent, especially if the newborn baby is breastfeeding. The stool itself changes to a lighter brown, tan, or yellow colour and it is relatively soft or curd like in consistency. Breastfeeding newborn babies may pass three to four bowel movements per day within the first two weeks. The bowel movements of bottle fed babies may be a bit less frequent. The colour and consistency of your baby’s bowel movements will change over time as new foods are introduced in the later part of the first year.</p> <p>If your newborn baby is having infrequent bowel movements during this time, it could be a sign that your baby isn't getting enough to eat. If your newborn baby is not having frequent bowel movements, be sure to discuss with your doctor your baby's feeding schedule, amount of wet diapers, and if they seem to be gaining weight. </p> <h2>Diarrhea</h2> <p>Diarrhea is when the newborn baby passes very runny, liquidy stools, sometimes at an increased frequency or more volume than normal. There may be mucus in the stool. Diarrhea is sometimes associated with vomiting. </p> <p>Diarrhea is often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. The infection is transmitted to the newborn baby through contaminated foods or if there is contact with contaminated stool. Diarrhea may be due to another type of illness. Less frequently, it may be due to sensitivity to something in the baby’s diet or feeding intolerance. Diarrhea may also be a side effect of antibiotic medication in some babies. </p> <h3>When to see the doctor</h3> <p>Diarrhea can be very serious in newborn babies. If you notice any change in your newborn baby’s bowel movements, make sure to mention it to your doctor. If your baby has diarrhea and vomiting, it is most likely a sign of infection. If your baby shows any signs of dehydration, such as dry mouth, less than six wet diapers per day, sunken eyes, a sunken fontanelle, or dry skin, it could potentially be very dangerous. </p> <p><strong>Bring your newborn baby to the doctor as soon as possible if they have loose, watery stools for 24 hours, or if diarrhea is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:</strong> </p> <ul><li>dehydration </li> <li>vomiting </li> <li>fever</li> <li>blood in stool </li></ul> <h3>Treatment of diarrhea</h3> <p>The treatment of diarrhea depends on its cause. Sometimes a dietary change is made, and sometimes medication is required. Do not give your newborn baby any medication unless it is prescribed by a doctor. </p> <p><strong>Here are a few tips that your doctor may recommend:</strong></p> <ul><li>If your newborn baby is breastfeeding, continue to feed them as normal. </li> <li>If your baby is vomiting, you may need to feed them in smaller amounts but more frequently. If you are breastfeeding, this means keeping your baby at the breast for a shorter amount of time at each feeding. </li> <li>To protect against dehydration, you might need to give your baby an electrolyte solution such as Pedialyte in between feedings. Alternately, you may need to replace the feedings entirely with the electrolyte solution. </li> <li>If you are bottle feeding and your baby’s diarrhea continues for more than two weeks, you may need to make a change in formula. You should discuss this with your baby’s doctor. </li></ul> <p>Diarrhea and vomiting are sometimes signs of infection. In newborn babies and young infants, infections can become serious very quickly, and dehydration from diarrhea and vomiting can develop quickly. It is important to have your baby treated as soon as possible if an infection is suspected. Special diagnostic tests may be required, and your baby may need to be treated in the hospital with intravenous fluids. </p> <h3>A note about diaper rash</h3> <p>Diarrhea can cause irritation on your newborn baby’s bottom, which can lead to diaper rash.</p> <p>If your newborn baby develops a diaper rash, change them frequently, especially after each bowel movement. Stop using baby wipes, as they can be irritating, since many commercially prepared wipes contain alcohol. Instead, wipe your baby’s bottom with a wet cloth. Try to give your baby as much "bare bum time" as possible, to allow it to air out. Spread a thick layer of diaper cream on your baby’s bottom before putting on the next diaper. Avoid the urge to put powder on their bottom, as baby powders tend to be ineffective and may cause breathing problems for your baby. </p> <p>If your newborn baby develops a yeast infection, which is a stubborn rash on the genitals that can extend up to the abdomen and down the thighs, seek medical attention as soon as you can. There is a special cream that can be used to treat this condition effectively. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/constipation_and_diarrhea_in_newborns.jpgConstipation and diarrhea in newborns

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