Child Health and Diseases Specialist Dr. Görkem Astarcıoğlu drew attention to the water consumption in children and said that children aged 0-15 should consume plenty of water. Stating that as the age gets younger, fluid loss will cause various diseases, Astarcıoğlu said, “A large part of our body consists of water.
The younger the age of children, the more water they need. The younger children you have, the more you need to pay attention to their water needs. Daily water consumption of children who have completed infancy and weaned from breast milk must be met completely. We recommend that they drink plenty of water during this period, as more fluid will be lost in periods of febrile illness such as diarrhea and vomiting, especially at those ages.
Since various minerals will disappear with the loss of fluid with diarrhea and vomiting, the lost minerals must be taken with the amount of fluid to be taken. In such cases, we prescribe special mineral water together with plenty of water consumption. On the other hand, we recommend changing your eating habits. We recommend a diet with lots of greens, nuts, fruits, and animal protein. We recommend that children who spend a lot of time at home due to the pandemic period should balance the fluid they lost by jumping and sweating at home with abundant water consumption.
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Stating that water is also important for newborns, Astarcıoğlu said, “As the age gets smaller, the diseases caused by fluid and mineral loss become serious. Especially newborn babies lose some weight after birth, but we do not allow them to lose more than 10 percent of their weight because this is serious It causes a decrease in blood pressure and impaired brain oxygenation. This causes the baby to have a referral. On the other hand, it may cause permanent damage to the kidneys and liver. For this reason, it is very important to maintain the water balance of our children. And when blood circulation decreases, we can say that the brain dries up and shrinks. However, all this does not mean that we should drink water for the newborn babies. water need k He said.