Due to the weak constitution of babies, it is inevitable to get sick. When giving medicine to babies, parents should know the common sense of taking medicine and master the correct way of taking medicine.
1. The best way to feed the newborn is to pour the liquid medicine (or dissolve the powder in the sugar water) into the milk bottle and let the baby take the medicine like sucking milk. If it is a small amount of powder, it can be directly put into the mouth of babies, and then a little sugar water can be used to deliver it.
2. You can grind the pills and tablets into powder shape, mix them with sugar water into a paste shape, hold the baby in your arms in a semi-supine shape, support the head of the baby with your left hand, and feed the child baby with your right hand with a spoon, and then continue feeding after the baby swallows the medicine.
3. Before giving medicine to the newborn, you can also feed a few mouthfuls of milk first, then some medicine, and do this repeatedly until the medicine is fed out. Then put the child up and pat the back to prevent nausea and vomiting.
However, we should pay attention to that we should not feed enough milk before feeding, so as to prevent children from refusing to take medicine after being full. Do not mix the medicine and milk together, because they may coagulate or reduce the efficacy of the medicine.
4. Children under five years old should take fluid medicine.
5. Because the medicine is too bitter (such as traditional Chinese medicine decoction), when children refuse to take the medicine, they can temporarily inject the medicine between the buccal and molar teeth through a hose to avoid the contact between the medicine liquid and the taste buds on the surface of the tongue, or cool the medicine liquid to reduce the taste. Children can take pills by the age of six. Let the child put the tablet in the tongue root area and swallow it with water.
6. Some children have been able to identify the object and refuse to take it when they recognize the medicine. At this time, parents should patiently explain to children so that they can understand the relationship between medicine and the disease, and consciously actively participate in the medical treatment.
Most of the drugs taken by children before the age of 1 are powder (if it is a tablet, crush the tablet). Concentrate the medicine powder, put it near the nipple hole of the milk bottle, and send it to the baby’s mouth. With the power of the water, the medicine powder will be put into the baby’s stomach unconsciously! Because some components of milk will form a protective film in the stomach, which will affect the absorption of drugs, so please pay attention to the milk bottle is filled with water instead of milk!
In addition, you can also put the medicine on the tip of the child’s tongue first, and feed warm boiled water to make him swallow quickly. Because the taste buds at the tip of the tongue mainly feel sweet, the two sides near the tip of the tongue mainly feel salty, the two sides behind the tongue feel sour, and the root of the tongue feels bitter. Therefore, when taking bitter medicine, we should try to reduce the contact between the medicine and the root of the tongue and the time of staying in the mouth.
The baby no longer needs a bottle at this time. But he still resists the bitter taste of the medicine, and even if you promise to take him to the zoo if he drinks the medicine obediently, such temptation will not work every time. The recommended method is isolated drug feeding.
When drinking soup medicine, you can take a piece of haw slice the size of your tongue, stick it on your child’s tongue, and then let him drink soup medicine. After drinking the medicine, drink some boiled water, and finally eat the haw slice. The effect is very good.
If it’s a pill, tear a small piece of haw slice, wrap and squeeze the pill tightly, then put it into the child’s mouth, take it with water, and the child will be happy to take it. The haw slice can isolate the bitter taste of the medicine.