Four best way for rickets prevention
Rickets, is the common bone disease in childhood because of vitamin D, calcium and phosphate deficiency in the body. This cause easily bones broken, bone fracture, bone deformity, body pain and other bone development symptoms in children. You may also see our another two articles named rickets causes and symptoms, rickets diagnosis, X-ray and treatment in our site. In this article, we will explain four best way for rickets prevention in our child.
Rickets has a lot of influence on the healthy growth of children, it is very important to do a good job in the prevention of rickets. Rickets prevention can be carried out through the following four ways:
1, Pay attention to maternal health care during pregnancy period.
The mother during pregnancy should need to strengthen nutrition intake. They should take some nutrition supplements rich in protein and vitamin D in foods such as egg, meat and animal liver. Pregnant mother also should do some outdoor walking in the sun. They can take some extra vitamin D preparation according to the specific circumstances under the gynecology doctor supervision.
Mother milk contains various antibodies can improve the baby body immunity. At the same time, breast milk has balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio that helps vitamin D and calcium can easily absorb by the baby intestine, reduce the possibility of children suffering from rickets.
The sun basing is the most economical and effective way for rickets prevention and treatment. Generally, parents take baby go outside and take sunbathing everyday about 1 or 2 hours is enough for vitamin D producing in children body.
Therefore, a child can begin to bask in the sun after one month of born, and parents can gradually increase the time of the sunbathing every day.
However, the best sunbathing is under the tree shade, the baby should avoid direct sunlight in summer. Sunbathing cannot be separated from the glass in winter, in order to prevent ultraviolet absorption by glass.
4, Vitamin D supplement.
The children vitamin D requirement are 400-600 units per day. If the parents can guarantee the supply of this dose of vitamin D, the child can prevent the occurrence of rickets.
The children who take mix feeding should begin to add vitamin D in the 2 weeks of life. Parents should calculate carefully vitamin D doses in formula milk to decided how much extra dose should be added. Parents also can ask for a podiatrist doctor advice.
In addition, the malnutrition baby, weak growth and excessive growth children should pay attention to taking vitamin D to prevent rickets.
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