How to increase hemoglobin in children under one year
Hemoglobin is called a protein found in red blood cells and performing the function of the oxygen transfer from the lungs to the tissues. With a decrease in hemoglobin (red blood cells) anemia occurs. Anemia - a serious condition of the body, in which the oxygen supply is reduced and the body is experiencing hypoxia. Hemoglobin is composed of protein and an iron compound. The most common anemia occurs against the backdrop of a lack of iron is called iron deficiency anemia.
You will need:
- breast-feeding; - Mixtures enriched with iron; - Proper nutrition; - walks in the open air;
Instruction how to increase hemoglobin in children under one year
Low hemoglobin levels can be determined by CBC. Hemoglobin is considered normal at a value of more than 110. If the result is in the range of 100-110 should be alert and pay attention to the baby's diet. If the value is less than 100 (for babies up to 6 months, less than 90), then the child is likely to require treatment, which must appoint a physician. The decline in blood hemoglobin can occur lethargy, loss of appetite, delayed growth and development.
The prevention of anemia in a newborn baby should be carried out during pregnancy. Eat iron-rich foods - meat, buckwheat, pomegranate juice.
Try to feed your baby breast milk at least 6-12 months. It fully meets the needs of the child for iron. The biological availability of iron in breast milk is 50%. Do not forget that a nursing mother should watch your diet and eat foods rich in iron. If the baby is bottle-fed, consult with your doctor about choosing a mixture with a high content of iron.
After you enter your child solid foods, try to plan his diet, taking into account the availability of low hemoglobin. Proper diet will help to improve the correction of hemoglobin figures. Tiny 7 months, you can enter the meat, which is the best source of easily digestible iron (iron availability of meat is about 23%).
Do not let the baby to a year whole cow's milk. This product can cause damage to the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract baby, leading to the loss of iron and low hemoglobin.
In addition to proper nutrition for the normalization of hemoglobin levels to children's body needs daily walks in the fresh air for at least 3 hours as well as breathing exercises and exercises in accordance with the age group.