Babies who are exclusively breastfed or supplemented with formula can still develop calcium deficiency for many reasons. Parents should consult to recognize some signs that indicate the possibility that children are deficient in Calcium…
Calcium deficiency causes many unpredictable consequences for the baby’s health. Above are some signs of calcium deficiency that parents need to know to promptly supplement their baby.
Startled, crying at night
Calcium deficiency affects the operation of the central nervous system, active substances slow down neurotransmitters to help the brain relax and create deep sleep, which is inhibited, making it difficult for children to fall asleep, not deep sleep, or startle leading to crying.
Newborns with calcium deficiency often have night sweats. The most sweaty areas are the forehead and the nape of the neck, even in cold weather, especially when the baby is sleeping.
Children sweat a lot, especially at night, mothers should use a soft towel to wipe the child’s body to prevent the baby from getting cold because of sweat.
Hair loss turban
Baby hair loss turban (less hair growth on the nape of the neck) can be an early sign of rickets, the main cause of which is vitamin D deficiency leading to calcium metabolism disorders.
This condition is not only seen in stunted, malnourished children but also in children who look chubby and chubby. So parents need to be very careful.
Sunbathing is the best way to help children supplement their bodies with Vitamin D and prevent calcium deficiency.
It’s too late
Normally, a child’s soft fontanelle will heal within a year, but for children with calcium deficiency, this time is often longer.
If after 12-18 months, the fontanelle has not healed and there are accompanying signs such as a completely sunken fontanel, the formation of a square skull, fatigue, slow growth, then the baby is very likely to be calcium deficient. .
Weak limbs, slow walking, slow teeth growing, weak brittle nails
Calcium is an important element to help children develop well bones, teeth and nails. Calcium potential:
– The baby’s bones and joints develop poorly, leading to delayed walking; Bones develop deformity, baby’s legs can be bent O-shaped, X-shaped, weak bones and soft joints…
– Teeth that grow slowly, grow misaligned and often decay.
– Weak, soft, brittle nails, because nails need Calcium to grow strong and strong.
Or hiccups, spitting milk
Baby symptoms or laryngospasms causing difficulty breathing, hiccups, vomiting milk … are also manifestations of calcium deficiency.
Severe symptoms may also have episodes of apnea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, heart failure … life-threatening.
When your baby has the above signs. Parents should think about children being deficient in calcium. But to get the correct conclusion, The baby needs to be examined by a specialist to assess the condition and make specific conclusions.
Parents need to pay attention to fully supplement their children’s nutritional needs, let them sunbathe regularly to reduce calcium deficiency!
See more: Calcium-rich foods should be added to your baby in the cold season
Information reference page: eva.vn