Babies are often troubled by colic and bloating. But what if these symptoms are a manifestation of a more serious infant health problem - dysbiosis?
Continue breastfeeding as long as possible. Mother's milk provides optimal conditions for the development of healthy microflora, maintains the existing balance between lactobacilli, bifidobacteria and E. coli, helping to carry out full digestion and prevent the development of allergic reactions.
Give preference to adapted formulas (if breastfeeding is impossible), which are enriched with protective factors. These include fermented milk mixtures containing live bacteria, which include prebiotics - substances that promote the assimilation and reproduction of healthy microflora.
Give your baby drugs (after consulting a doctor) that can suppress the growth of opportunistic microorganisms. Such drugs include bacteriophages, which are capable of absorbing and dissolving microbial cells inside themselves. You can also treat with intestinal antiseptics or antibiotics in dosages specially selected for the baby.
Populate your baby's gut with healthy flora. For this purpose, probiotics are used - preparations that contain live microorganisms, such as lactobacilli, Escherichia coli and bifidobacteria, as well as components of their vital activity. Prebiotics contain indigestible substances that have a beneficial effect on the growth of healthy microflora and activate it. Common dosage forms of this group of substances that are allowed for admission to children under 1 year old include: "Linex", "Enterol", "Bifeform Baby", etc. The course of treatment is prescribed by a doctor.
Use folk remedies for treating dysbiosis in babies. Take St. John's wort - 1 part, chamomile - 2 parts, peppermint - 2 parts, plantain - 2 parts, grass and turkey seeds - 1 part. Pour one tablespoon of the mixture with half a liter of boiling water, wrap and leave for 30 minutes. Strain, add half a glass of tincture in half a liter of boiled water. Have the child drink this tea 3-4 times a day as much as he can.