Can milk powder stop diarrhea in babies?

Posted on  November 14, 2019, Edited by Samantha, Category  

Briefly learn about "Antidiarrheal milk powder"
Source: Yi medicine big treasurer

Pediatric diarrhea is relatively high in summer and autumn. In general, summer diarrhea in children is caused by a bacterial infection, and 95% of autumn diarrhea is caused by a viral infection. There is a kind of "Antidiarrheal milk powder" on the milk markets, which is said to be suitable for babies who have diarrhea to eat, then let us look at what is Antidiarrheal milk powder?

Antidiarrheal milk powder is a special formula milk powder that can be safely eaten during the baby to have diarrhea, commonly known as "Antidiarrheal milk powder". It is a special infant formula milk powder that is suitable for some infants who get an allergy to milk protein or lactose and who suffer from diarrhea due to lactose intolerance. Mainly to replace the lactose in ordinary milk powder with maltodextrin or glucose polymer, and also adjust the protein. These milk powders are no different from other baby formulas in nutrition and contain the minerals and vitamins needed for infants. And other nutrients. Therefore, it can be used as a special milk powder for baby diarrhea.

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Precautions for baby to eat Antidiarrheal milk powder:

1. Antidiarrheal milk powder is only suitable for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance. Therefore, it is necessary to confirm that the baby’s diarrhea caused by milk protein or lactose intolerance. In general, baby’s diarrhea can not cure after treatment, you can Speculate it cause by milk protein or lactose intolerance.

2. Antidiarrheal milk powder is mainly used during the baby diarrhea and convalescence, and its main difference with ordinary milk powder is that it does not contain lactose. However, long-term consumption of Antidiarrheal milk powder may affect the baby's gastrointestinal function and immune systems, so after the baby is cured, the mother still needs to slowly transform the milk powder into ordinary milk powder.

3. If baby diarrhea, the mother can directly feed the baby Antidiarrheal milk powder, do not need to turn milk; but after the heal of diarrhea, you need to gradually add ordinary milk powder, there is a process of turning milk, can not be immediately replaced the Antidiarrheal milk powder into ordinary milk powder, this process should be carrying slowly, can not cause the baby physical discomfort, otherwise it is not conducive to recovery.


Baby diarrhea does not have to eat Antidiarrheal milk powder. For breast-fed diarrhea children, current domestic and international guidelines agree that breastfeeding should continue or be increased, and there is no need to change it into ordinary milk powder or lactose-free foods. Although there is some controversy about formula powdered milk-fed children, most authoritative medical institutions still believe that there is no need to change lactose-free milk powder

It is now common that diarrhea may affect the secretion of lactase, but there is a little expression of secondary lactose intolerance, so baby diarrhea does not require a conventional lactose-free diet. However, it is recommended to change it into lactose-free milk powder if diarrhea lasts a long time. For example, the WHO recommends that if the diarrhea symptom lasts more than 2 weeks and it does not improve under normal eating, the diet has to change into lactose-free milk.


During diarrhea, water and electrolytes (sodium, chlorine, potassium, and bicarbonate) are lost through watery stools, vomiting, sweat, urine, and respiration. If not fully replenished, dehydration may occur and water and electrolyte deficiencies will continue to develop. Dehydration is the leading cause of death from diarrhea. The degree of dehydration and dehydration of the child can be estimated by observing the child's consciousness, spirit, skin elasticity, presence or absence of depression, body temperature and urine volume. Once dehydration or diarrhea occurs, dehydration should be treated. The method of treatment is oral rehydration. For mild and moderate dehydration, oral rehydration should be used as far as possible. Commercialized rehydration salts are available on the market for hydration, including oral rehydration salts III (Bo Ye), oral rehydration salts (I, II), and so on.

Some babies are naturally allergic to lactose or milk protein in milk powder, which can lead to diarrhea. At this time, the mother needs to give the baby Antidiarrheal milk powder and make sure that the milk is good for you. However, if the baby's diarrhea time is too long or there is no change, it is best to take the baby to see the doctor, so as not to delay the time of treatment.

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