A person feels unpleasant sensations in the stomach from the first days of life, when his digestive system begins to work.
Newborn babies suffer from constipation and colic until the intestinal walls become stronger and get used to the new living conditions. How can we help children without harming their health with drugs?
If the child is absolutely healthy, but constantly cries from colic and constipation, it is a pity to stuff the kids with medications, and you should not do this right away. Our grandmothers coped with these problems without "Espumisans", but with the help of simple dill water.
The composition of the water
A miraculous remedy for constipation and colic - "dill water". But we are not talking about ordinary dill from the garden, but about fennel. It has long been called "pharmaceutical dill".
"Dill water" consists of water and a 0.1% solution of fennel oil, which is why it is not always possible to prepare such a solution at home.
Sometimes dill seeds are brewed, which also helps with problems with the gastrointestinal tract, but may be less effective if the percentage of essential oil is lower.
Will it help with bowel problems?
A spasm occurs in the intestine, and the walls become tense, and therefore, obstruction occurs. Dill water eliminates this ailment and the associated discomfort, which lead to colic. The action of the water begins in half an hour, an hour after ingestion, gradually affecting the gastrointestinal tract.
In case of an acute problem with constipation, when it is necessary to provide immediate assistance, it is better to use stronger drugs. Dill water helps to prevent these problems by gently affecting the intestinal mucosa.
It is possible to improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract in a newborn through the milk of a nursing mother., when the mother drinks the tincture herself, and the child receives the active ingredients. When lactating women use dill water, the flow of milk increases. Tincture of "pharmacy dill" is often prescribed to women to improve lactation in the first weeks of feeding. Read about the benefits and dangers and use of dill water for a nursing mother here, and we talked about the preparation and effects of dill water on women here.
Is it allowed to everyone?
Pediatricians prescribe dill water from the first symptoms of colic. This drink is of plant origin and cannot physically harm. The only reason for concern is an allergic reaction.
Allergy is usually expressed in the form of slight redness, rashes on the skin, and may be accompanied by itching. To avoid this, newborns begin to give a tincture from 1 small spoon, gradually increasing the volume. You also need to take into account the dosage when preparing the solution. Long-term use, like the use of other agents, is not recommended.
In some situations, there are restrictions on the use of this harmless drug:
- Low pressure.
- Stomach ulcer with high acidity and gastritis.
- Bleeding tendency.
- On the days of menstruation.
What are the restrictions for babies and newborns?
Although dill water very rarely causes an allergic reaction, it is better to give it to a newborn for constipation and colic after consulting a doctor. The pediatrician will examine the baby and rule out the presence of more serious diseases for which this method of treatment will not work.
Dill water is contraindicated for babies who have:
- Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Feeding rhythm problems.
- An inherited allergy to fennel.
Together with dill water, a larger amount of plain water should be added to the baby's diet. The tincture has a diuretic effect, and plain water will prevent dehydration.
Read all about the use, benefits and dangers of dill water for children here.
How to apply correctly?
The dosage of dill water is calculated depending on age.
In a bottle with a concentrate of 15 ml. add 35 ml. cold boiled water, this is 7 teaspoons. A measuring cup is usually attached to a bottle of dill concentrate for a more accurate determination of proportions. Stir the resulting solution by closing it with a dropper cap.
As said earlier, the first intake of dill water begins with small doses. For a child under one year old, 0.5 ml (10 drops) is enough before each feeding. After that, you need to observe the reaction on the skin. If the allergy does not appear, the dose can be increased to two spoons.
To give the crumbs dill water at first is enough 3 times a day, gradually increasing the number of receptions, until the number of feedings. They give babies such water before eating. The effect will increase if mom, half an hour before, also drinks this tincture.
Parents need to remember that everyone's body is different, someone helps quickly, someone longer. There are cases when dill water not only does not help, but also increases bloating. Monitoring your baby and his condition can help manage pain and discomfort.
The instructions for medicines always indicate how to use and how much, but when you prepare such solutions yourself, you need to know the dosage.
- One teaspoon is enough for a baby. At first, it is enough to give the crumbs dill water 3 times a day, gradually increasing the number of receptions, but no more than 6 times a day, 1 tsp.
- Adults can use a quarter of a glass. half an hour before meals 3 times a day.
The course of its application is 10 days, then you need to take a break for a couple of weeks.
Read all the detailed information on the correct use of dill water here.
Where can the product be bought?
You can buy dill water at almost any pharmacy. It is sold in small bottles of 15, 25 and 100 ml. The jars contain a concentrate that must be diluted in drinking water. Please note that also in pharmacies there is a herbal tea, which is also called "dill water", it is in filter bags, it is convenient to brew it. Methods and dosages of tincture and tea are different, carefully read the instructions for use.
You can order the delivery of this tincture in Moscow and St. Petersburg from the pharmacy to your home by filling out and paying for the application directly on the website. Or by visiting the pharmacy in person, where the pharmacist will select the dosage you need. The cost of dill water depends on the volume. Price in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 188 rubles. The tool is not expensive, it is used not only in the treatment of problems that have arisen, but also for the prevention of repeated violations of the gastrointestinal tract.
Traditional methods of treating problems of the gastrointestinal tract have gradually moved to the shelves of pharmacies, and this indicates their effectiveness. Before using medication, after which there are often unpleasant consequences, you need to try gentle treatment with minimal risks. Dill water will safely help you and your baby with constipation and stomach cramps.