How to feed a child before going to school – Most students either eat nothing or have a light breakfast before going to school. Even their parents believe that such a meal is enough for their teenage child. Gastroenterologists believe that gastritis can be completely avoided if parents are accustomed to feeding their children normally. The child should always have a good breakfast at school.
Prepare porridge, pans or cutlets. Processed food passes from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream, from where it reaches the brain, which works more actively thanks to the “fuel” obtained from the blood, and the child thinks more sharply. The most productive periods for learning are from 9 am to 11 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm. Thus, both breakfast and lunch are essential for the baby.
Second Breakfast (Lunch)
By 12 o’clock in the afternoon it will not be wrong to eat lightly – with fruit, sandwiches, tea… If the child refuses school food, turn around and take it with you, but forbid to eat standing in the corridor. Explain that in the dining room, it should be served at the table. You can not kill hunger with chocolate. First, when it enters the bloodstream, it provides false information to the brain, as if the child has eaten, in response the stomach begins to actively secrete gastric juice, but by this time the child has already lost his appetite. Second – at this time in the oral cavity is a constantly sweet environment in which microbes feel perfectly. Macdonalds-type fast food breakfasts cause a crushing blow to the stomach. Smoked and spicy foods should not be eaten by a child under 15, and in the best case by 17 years. Ketchup, mayonnaise and spicy sausages terribly irritate the gastric mucosa of children and adolescents – in response to spicy foods, more hydrochloric acid is released into the gastric juice, which damages the stomach. Gastrointestinal problems are more likely to be exacerbated during the holidays and birthdays, as creamy (or greasy) cakes and fizzy drinks are plentiful on festive tables – such a gastronomic attack can not be tolerated even by the irritated gastrointestinal tract of not only small but large people.
When should we consult a doctor?
Symptoms that require attention:
1. Bloating – If a child vomits after eating, it may be the first symptom of gastritis.
2. Bad breath – also indicates gastrointestinal problems if not to blame for dental or gum disease.
3. Severe pain with a heartbeat or even a feeling of hunger after eating – may indicate an exacerbation of gastritis.
4. A sharp pain in the umbilical region may be a sign of intestinal dyskinesia.
5. Frequent diarrhea or, conversely, constipation – often indicates dysbacteriosis.
6. The gnashing of teeth, accompanied by greed, strong salivation – a sign of worms.
Gastritis, which develops in childhood and is allowed, is a prerequisite for the formation of its chronic form.