Calcium supplement misunderstanding your baby accounted for several
Nowadays, various children’s calcium supplement advertisements are flooding parents and friends.
Advertisements suggest that children need to supplement calcium by taking calcium supplements.
Moms and dads looked at it, of course, they were anxious, their children may not be calcium deficiency!
Therefore, adults buy this calcium and buy that calcium, and stuff the children’s mouth every day, thinking “Can our children not lose on the starting line”!
So, as the ad says, do most children lack calcium?
If I really lack calcium, do I have to take calcium supplements to make up for it?
For children, is calcium supplementation really good for children?
In fact, your child is deficient in calcium, not by advertising.
Should I take calcium?
How to make calcium scientifically?
Today, Huang Baiqing, deputy chief physician of the Department of Child Health, Children’s Hospital of Quanzhou, a member of the expert advisory group of the Quanzhou Nutrition Society, and Xin Bifen, a teacher of the Quanzhou Normal University, will tell you about your parents.
[The situation is this]Too many children supplement calcium every day According to Huang Baiqing, the deputy chief physician of the Children’s Health Department of Quanzhou Children’s Hospital, there are many parents who come to the hospital to ask what calcium to give their children.
Most of these parents are watching calcium supplement advertisements and have been misled into thinking that their children may be deficient in calcium.
It happens that the child is growing teeth or is in the developmental period. Parents buy various calcium tablets themselves and give them to the child every day.
”Actually, these parents do not know if their children are deficient in calcium.
This kind of random calcium supplementation is inappropriate and doctors don’t recommend it.
Dr. Huang Baiqing said that the actual situation is not as the advertisement says, most children are deficient in calcium, and the situation is not so serious.
Does the National Nutrition Society recommend a daily calcium intake of 300 for infants who don’t need regular calcium supplements?
3 years old 400?
800mg at the age of 10, 11?
17 years old 1000mg.
Many parents often ask: “My child is supplemented with calcium every day, why is he still lacking calcium?
“In fact, the calcium deficiency commonly known in the folk, medically known as” vitamin D deficiency rickets, “is caused by a lack of vitamin D in the body.
Dr. Huang Baiqing introduced that calcium supplementation in infants and young children is to prevent rickets. The first supplement is vitamin D, and then depending on the situation, it is necessary to add appropriate calcium.
Vitamin D is inadequate, and eating more calcium is not enough.
There are many calcium-containing foods. Therefore, as long as the children replaced by formula milk ensure a certain amount of milk intake and nutrition and nutritional balance, they can meet the needs of calcium nutrition without supplementing calcium.
If the diet is nutritionally balanced, children over 2 years of age consume enough vitamin D in the diet and have sufficient sun exposure to prevent rickets and do not need calcium supplements.
Adolescent children may need calcium supplements, but do not require routine supplementation.
In particular, what should be missing is what makes up.
Very few children with calcium deficiency are mainly caused by partial eclipse or malnutrition.
[What’s wrong?]Is calcium supplement enough to be long? Myth: 11-year-old Xiao Lin is about to enter adolescence. Many other girls in the class have started to grow, but Xiao Lin is only 1.
Xiao Lin’s mother felt that the child was not tall, and it must be caused by calcium deficiency, so she added calcium to the child.
Positive solution: Dr. Huang Baiqing introduced that at present, some calcium advertisements have the banner of “calcium supplementation for children’s growth”, which makes parents mistakenly believe that calcium can promote children’s growth.
The more calcium supplements children have, the better it is. This is a mistaken area of cognition. Calcium supplementation alone cannot directly make children grow taller, and may also lead to some hidden health problems.
It is understood that in addition to genetic factors, a person’s height must have a sound endocrine system and the synergistic effects of vitamin D and calcium to ensure the full growth of bones.
Infants and adolescent children have the fastest bone growth rate, the largest calcium storage, and it is necessary to ensure calcium intake, but excessive calcium supplementation, repeated calcium supplementation, and large doses of vitamin D are not the correct science, which not only affects the appetite of children, but also prone to anorexia, Constipation and bloating, and may even develop stones.
Although pre-adolescents and adolescents require more calcium than young children and preschool children, calcium supplementation alone does not significantly improve height, balanced nutrition, and reasonable exercise is the most effective and effective way to ensure children’s bone health.
Is there a calcium deficiency after drinking the bone soup? Myth: My son is adolescent. Zhang’s mother decided to give her son more nutrition and add more calcium.
Every week, Ms. Zhang will stew big bone soup for her son, and think that if his son drinks more bone soup, there will be no calcium deficiency.
Positive solution: Xin Bifen, a member of the expert advisory group of the Quanzhou Nutrition Society and a teacher of Quanzhou Normal University, reminded that the calcium in the bones would never easily dissolve out.
Some experiments have proved that after two hours of cooking in a pressure cooker, a small amount of microscopic surface has surfaced, but the calcium in the soup is still minimal.
Adding some vinegar when making bone soup can combine the calcium in bone with acetic acid to dissolve calcium acetate in water, which will help the precipitation of calcium.
Moreover, it is best not to use a pressure cooker or an aluminum pan when cooking, to avoid dissolving too much aluminum in the bone soup, it is best to stew with an casserole.
Should my child have more calcium for my fracture? Misunderstanding: When a child falls and causes a fracture, my father and mother will buy a variety of calcium nutrients for the child to drink, and also stew the bone soup for the child. I think this can increase the calcium content in the bone. The child is so goodfast.
Positive solution: Mr. Xin Bifen introduced that, in fact, the regeneration of bone after injury is mainly the role of metabolizing periosteum and bone. Periosteum and complications can only function better under the condition of increasing bone collagen.Calcium supplementation does not play a good role, and may even lead to high blood calcium and affect rehabilitation.
The correct method is to stay in bed or increase functional exercise according to the doctor’s order. This can promote bone absorption of calcium and accelerate healing of the fracture site.
In addition, bone soup has a certain usefulness for fracture rehabilitation, but a large amount of consumption may cause slight repetition and excessive heavy metals, so it is not recommended to drink more.
Can simple calcium supplementation cure children’s calcium deficiency? Some parents take their child to the hospital for examination and find that the child is a little calcium-deficient, so they buy a lot of calcium tablets themselves to give their children a special supplement.
Positive answer: Calcium supplementation alone (calcium foods) cannot treat children with calcium deficiency.
It was found that children can not only supplement calcium after calcium deficiency, but ignore the replacement of vitamin D, because most of the absorption of calcium can be completed with the assistance of vitamin D.
However, you should also be careful not to surround the other extreme, that is, excessive vitamin D, which may cause vitamin D accumulation poisoning.
[How to make it right]Under the guidance of a doctor, many parents supplement their children with calcium, some more than the prescribed amount.
Dr. Huang Baiqing reminded parents and friends: “Don’t buy calcium supplements for your children casually, because the calcium supplement products on the surface of the city may add alternative ingredients, which may affect children’s health.
The correct way is to take your child to the doctor first, and the doctor will diagnose your child’s calcium deficiency and whether it is necessary to add calcium.
Calcium supplementation in children should be carried out under the guidance of a doctor after the diagnosis is confirmed.
“According to this introduction, children’s excessive calcium intake, externally affecting appetite, will inhibit the absorption of zinc, iron and other trace elements, affecting the child’s normal growth and development.
In addition, a large amount of calcium supplementation for a long period of time may lead to excessive blood calcium.
If too much calcium is deposited in the body, it can seriously cause organ calcification and affect organ function.
Food supplement is better than medicine supplement Teacher Xin Bifen said that for children, calcium supplement is better than medicine supplement.
Milk and dairy products are the best sources of calcium; beans, nuts, green vegetables, and various types of seeds are also better sources, shrimp skins, sesame sauce, kelp, hairweed, laver, black fungus, crab meat, soy products, beansProducts, clams, etc. are high in calcium.
Therefore, we should try to improve the diet structure and use milk as a daily necessity to achieve the purpose of obtaining sufficient calcium from natural foods.
Take milk (lactose intolerance for people with lactose intolerance), 120 mg of calcium per 100 grams of fresh milk. If you drink 250 grams of milk per person per day, you can provide 300 mg of calcium; 500 grams of milk per day, you canSupply 600 mg of calcium; add about 300 millimeters of calcium from other foods in the supplement to basically meet the body’s need for calcium.
It should be noted that vitamin D, certain amino acids (such as lysine, arginine, tryptophan, etc.), lactose, and an appropriate calcium-phosphorus ratio will cause calcium absorption, while phytic acid, oxalic acid, and excess plasma fiber, Alkaline phosphate, excessive feces, certain antacids, tetracycline, heparin are not conducive to calcium absorption, excessive protein intake will reduce renal tubular reabsorption of calcium and increase calcium replacement.
Therefore, when eating foods rich in calcium, avoid excessive consumption of foods rich in phosphate, oxalic acid, and protein to avoid affecting the absorption of calcium.
Calcium supplementation should not drink beverages Teacher Xin Bifen reminded children that carbonated beverages should not be taken while calcium supplementation.
When the carbon dioxide in the beverage is combined with the water in the blood, carbonic acid is produced.
And a large amount of cardiovascular in the blood will lead to acidosis, so that some of the calcium we get from food cannot be deposited on the bones, or simply “stolen” the calcium in our bones.
Caffeine plasma in beverages removes sodium from proteins in the blood and also separates calcium ions together.
Another culprit is phosphate, which is a type of cola.
Studies have shown that if the proportion of phosphorus in the body far exceeds calcium, the calcium in the bones will be continuously lost.