The so-called illness finds its way in by mouth, which not only refers to eating unclean food will cause disease, but also refers to improper eating method can lead to illness. The immature development of infant gastrointestinal function is more likely to suffer disease by inappropriate feeding methods. Therefore, it needs parents' attention. Besides breast milk, milk is the best food for babies and its feeding method is comparatively fastidious. Improper feeding method is not only detrimental to children's normal growth, but will also cause diarrhea, vomit and so on. Frequent asked questions are as below:
Adding sugar to milk can not only improve the taste, but also improve the insufficient sugar content of the milk. But don't add too much sugar, because excessive sweetness will reduce baby's absorption of calcium in milk, weaken nutrition of milk, affect assimilation and result in diarrhea, abdominal distention etc. Usually, as per the standard, we add 5-8 gram sugar per 100 milliliter milk. Don't add brown sugar. Because brown sugar contains much more oxalic acid and oxalic acid will interfere baby’s absorption of protein.
The higher milk concentration is, the more natrium contained. More natrium will make the sodium concentration of baby's blood increased and lead to dyspepsia, constipation, diarrhea, blood pressure increasing and even twitch etc. We should pay more attention to the concentration of the milk for the premature baby. Too dense milk concentration may lead to necrotizing enterocolitis. Therefore, the milk for infants should be diluted, according to the principle of dilute to dense for formula. Usually the milk powders which are sold in the market are equipped with uniform specification teaspoons and it is appropriate to add 30 milliliter of warm boiled water into a teaspoon of milk powder.
Some mothers think that rice soup is rich in nutrition and it should be more nutritious if added to the milk. However, the lipoxygenase in rice water will destroy vitamin A in the milk. So baby should not be fed with milk and rice soup at the same time.
The iron content of the milk is low, and the children of milk-based food need to be supplied with iron-rich foods such as animal blood products, egg-yolk, fish albumen powder etc. Otherwise, children may suffer from anemia due to insufficient absorption of iron. Because of development problems happened in premature infants, they are easily prone to iron deficiency and more chalybeate needed to be supplied in order to prevent or reduce the occurrence of anaemia.
Experts tell us that after children fall asleep, the endocrine system function is active and a large number of growth hormone release. If rich calcium on the bedtime milk can enter into the body and combine with the growth hormone, it will accelerate the growth of bones and children will grow taller. Some mothers give up this opportunity just because they worry about those children will wet the bed if drinking milk before sleep. It is really a pity.
Many parents mistook the milk for water and thought it doesn't need to feed additional water. But they don't know that milk is rich in protein as well as calcium, phosphorus, sodium and other minerals. When they enter into the human body, the body will consume a lot of water and result in the stool dry and hard, which is commonly known as excessive internal heat. In addition, supply water appropriately can clean nonnasality and reduce the chance of getting thrush.
If milk is stored in vacuum cup and with the bottle temperature dropped to a certain extent, the bacterium will reproduce massively and the milk will deteriorate within 3-4 hours. Baby drinks such milk will get vomit, diarrhea, dyspepsia and even poisoning. In addition, you need to put milk powder in the vacuum cup for going out, if the powder has not been kept dry beforehand, the similar problem may occur, which also requires attention.
At present, feeding milk is according to baby's demand and has no restriction on quantity. The times of feeding may have a greater change. It is different from feeding fix quantity of milk on schedule.