The lack of a chair, both in an adult and in a child, leads to discomfort and ill health. In order to normalize the work of the intestines, you must strictly monitor your diet, move a lot and drink fluids.
No baby chair
If the child eats only mother’s milk, then his chair can be varied. It depends on what mom eats. Normal stool frequency ranges from three to ten times a day. If the child does not have a chair, but at the same time he feels well and does not suffer during bowel emptying, it means that he has a physiological stool retention and not constipation.
You need to go to the doctor if the child spits up all the time, he has pain when he has a bowel movement, and the feces are dry sheep. Some use enemas and venting tubes that can only be used in extreme cases. Because they are traumatic for the intestines and their systematic use is strictly prohibited.
There is no chair longer than a day
Until the year, the child’s digestive system is still being formed. Ten hours after birth, the first chair appears, it is called meconium. Meconium is a mucus plug that contains some intestinal cells, fat drops and bilirubin. It has an adhesive texture and does not smell like anything. Dark green color is obtained as a result of the breakdown of red blood cells, that is, the red blood cells of the child. Myconium does not contain germs and is considered sterile.
In order to identify congenital anomalies of the digestive tract, it is necessary to investigate meconium. If meconium does not come out within 24 hours, the child may have cystic fibrosis, atresia, or intestinal stenosis.
When the baby begins to suck the maternal breast, he gets the minerals, vitamins and nutrients that he needs for normal growth and development. In the first month, the baby must empty the intestines from ten to fifteen times a day, that is, after each feeding. Then the number of bowel movements is reduced to five. In six months, the child poops twice a day. And after a year the baby empties the bowels once a day.
If the baby has a loose stool, this is not necessarily diarrhea. If the child eats, only liquid, dry feces, he simply has nowhere to take. If an adult starts drinking one milk, then his stool will also be liquid, but you cannot call it diarrhea.
Liquid stools in the first year of life can be treated only with the permission of the pediatrician. Because the intestinal microflora takes a long time to form, and this is normal. To use drugs in this case is meaningless.
If after six months there is no stool longer than a day, you should not worry. Milk is completely absorbed in the digestive tract, so stool retention may occur. If the baby does not cry, his stomach is not swollen and his general state of health is within the normal range; no medication is needed. A child pokes when the time comes.
Normally, the feces of a baby being breastfed are yellow-green or golden in color, sour and have no form. If the child eats artificial mixtures, then the feces are light brown or pale yellow, and the smell is unpleasant, the consistency is pasty or semi-solid.
What if there is no chair?
If we talk about infants, then after the mother has established an active lactation, the child will have a “mature chair”. Yellow mushy feces with a sour odor, reminiscent of sparse sour cream, suggests that the child is well digested milk.
Usually the child poops as many times as he eats. Although there are cases when the milk is completely absorbed and the child empties the bowels once a week. If at the same time he feels normal, then you should not worry.
If the stool is too liquid and frothy, then this means that the baby has poorly digested carbohydrates.
The chair is fat. This is when fatty stains form on the diaper after emptying the bowel next to the feces. When washing away, it creates the feeling that feces are washed. This feces suggests that the child is poorly digested fats. Disruption of the digestive system leads to diarrhea or constipation. Fats are poorly absorbed due to the fact that the pancreas does not want to work normally. Most often, such violations are observed in premature babies or those who are put on intrauterine growth retardation. Nature is wise and she came up with mother’s milk for such babies, which gives everything that a baby does not have. If the child is on artificial feeding, then, unfortunately, there is no place for him to take lipase, which is involved in the breakdown of fats.
What if there is no chair? Young parents start to panic when the child empties the intestines less often than it is written in the encyclopedia. Focus on the truisms is not worth it. Each person is unique and his body behaves differently. If the child is not feeling well and has not had a chair for a long time, you should seek help from a pediatrician. Only a doctor can tell how normal the delay is and prescribe treatment if it is required. Perhaps you just need to adjust the food and do some gymnastic exercises.
No diarrhea after stool
Diarrhea is a digestive disorder in which the stools are fluid and frequent. The digestive system of the child is designed so that various disorders for her are not uncommon. The worst thing in diarrhea of any etiology is a violation of the water-salt balance.
If a child has diarrhea, and he recently did not eat anything new, perhaps the baby has caught an infection. Infections enter the body through the mouth. Children sometimes forget to wash their hands, and also just adore sucking fingers and various objects of unknown origin.
Infection causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, dehydration, seizures, and even loss of consciousness. If the child has all this present, it is necessary to call an ambulance. Before her arrival, you must give Oralit or Regidron. In order to prevent disruption of water-salt balance, glucose-saline solutions should be given in small portions.
There is no stool after diarrhea. This happens often because there is nothing in the digestive system. After the person starts to eat in the usual way, a chair will appear.
No enema after enema
If medications, diets and suppositories do not help, there is still no stool. It remains the last, most unpleasant means, enema. It is impossible to use the enema all the time, because it will become addictive, and it may turn out that there is no stool after the enema.
In general, enemas are different: cleansing, hypertensive and oil. In order to make an oil enema, it is necessary to take vegetable oil and enter it into the rectum. It makes the surface slippery and displays fecal masses. Only need to heat the oil to thirty-seven degrees. Heat relaxes the intestinal wall, relieves spasms and relieves bowel movements. It is better to do such an enema before bedtime, because it starts working after twelve hours.
Hypertensive enema quickly clears the intestines. For its preparation need a strong saline or magnesia. Saline irritating effect on the intestinal mucosa and increases peristalsis. The result appears after twenty minutes.
Cleansing enema does not affect the receptors of the mucous membrane and intestinal tone, but simply washes away fecal masses. In order to make it, you need an Esmarkh mug and plain water. It is difficult to make a cleansing enema on your own, so it’s best to ask doctors or relatives for help. In order for the water to be evenly distributed throughout the intestines, it is necessary to lie down for twenty minutes after the enema. Otherwise, the water will come out, and the feces will remain in place.