1. Babies are not easy to fall asleep. Normally, newborns who lack calcium often wake up suddenly at night and cry endlessly.
2. Night sweats. After falling asleep, the head sweats a lot, especially after crying.
3. Calcium deficiency can also be manifested by poor mental state, poor appetite, lack of interest in the surrounding environment, convulsions, mental retardation, and decreased immune function.
4. Abnormal temperament. Babies with calcium deficiency have a strange temper. They are often irritated, crying, restless and difficult to look after.
5. The closure delay of the anterior fontanelle. Anterior fontanel usually closes between 1 and 1.5 years old. Calcium deficient babies usually remain unclosed after 1 and a half years old, forming a square skull.
6. Occipital baldness. Calcium-deficient babies are prone to sweating, and usually the hair on the back of the head is polished to form occipital baldness. Occipital alopecia can be a response to calcium deficiency in some cases, but it is not absolute.
7. Slow growth, late learning to walk and deformity of bones and joints. Most children with calcium deficiency learn to walk at about 1 year old, or they may have soft bones, such as “X” or “O” legs, muscles, weak muscles and painful leg bones.
8. Muscle tendon relaxation. Calcium deficiency can lead to muscle-tendon relaxation. Relaxation of intestinal wall muscles can cause gas accumulation in the intestinal cavity and form abdominal enlargement like frog’s abdomen. Relaxation of the spine tendon can cause kyphosis, pectus carinatum and pain in the sternum.
9. Proliferation of rachitic rosary costal cartilage. When neonates are short of calcium, the cartilage proliferation of each rib is like beads, which often oppresses the lungs and makes the neonates ventilate poorly and easily suffer from tracheitis and pneumonia.
10. Late teeth growth and uneven teeth arrangement. Some babies still have no teeth when they are 1 and a half years old, or their teeth are dysplasia, malocclusion, uneven, loose or fall off prematurely.
11. Infant eczema occurs mostly on the top of the head, face and behind the ear. Serious eczema can spread all over the body. Erythema and papules appeared in the affected area, and then became blisters, eroded and formed a scab.
12. Calcium deficiency can also cause the baby’s immunity and resistance to decline, so the baby often has a cold, fever, diarrhea.
If the baby has some of the above manifestations, it may be the performance of calcium deficiency, but note that these symptoms do not mean that the baby must be calcium deficiency. When the baby is short of calcium, mothers should not blindly fill the baby. If the baby does not drink enough milk every day, it is easy to get sick frequently. If supplementary food is added more singly, the baby’s calcium deficiency rate is relatively high. It must be supplemented safely and reasonably under the guidance of the doctor.