Why does my child have tummy pain?

Why does my child have tummy pain?


Hi there my name is Karina Savage mother of two young children and Paediatric Gut Health Dietitian. My team and i help children with gut issues daily in our clinics both in Sydney, Adelaide and Australia wide. You see 1 in 5 young children has gut issues and they suffer
daily with symptoms such as tummy pain bloating, gas, diarrhoea and even
constipation. We also see babies with colic, reflux, allergies and this is
hugely stressful as a parent. I know because I’ve been there. I’ve had my own
daughter with gut issues – which were able to heal, but it’s a journey… and you
need to seek the right help. Many families feel completely stuck as to how to help
their child. They come to see us looking for the answers. They want to take away
the pain and the symptoms and they just want to make sure that their child is
absorbing everything. They want to make sure that they’re getting all of the
nutrition that they need to thrive to grow and develop and to live their best
life. Often they know that something is wrong and they feel worried and
stressed, but they just don’t know how to move forwards. Often the first-line treatment for gut issues is medication and sometimes no
other investigation occurs. No one really looks into the root cause of the
issues and here’s the thing these medications aren’t great for little ones
to be on long term. Some are okay but others can have side effects long
term. They can interfere with the delicate bacterial populations the
microbial diversity in the in the gut and we know the gut is crucial for the
development of a healthy robust immune system. These medications can also interfere with nutrient absorption and can lead to the depletion of some nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium and even B12. All these nutrients are essential for growing little bodies so that they’re
growing and developing to reach their full potential. To share an example
with you recently a mum brought her little boy to see us and he was in pain daily. He had bloating, diarrhoea and he wasn’t sleeping well at night. He would wake up with the gurgly tummy and his mum wasn’t sleeping well either because he was waking up so she was sleep-deprived…
and that’s not fun for anyone!! She just felt really stressed and
didn’t know what to do. She didn’t know how to fix his tummy. She was worried that he wasn’t absorbing properly and getting the right
nutrition. So she came to see us and we got to work, and this is what we found. We found through dietary manipulation that he actually had multiple carbohydrate
intolerances and we were able to through dietary manipulation fix his gut. So we were able to get his bowel actions much more normal. We improved his
symptoms – we basically got rid of his symptoms and improved his gut health. We were able to still ensure that he was getting all of the nutrition that he
needed to grow and develop and thrive and this is all we want. So his mum later
shared how grateful she was that we dug to the bottom of the real course of his gut issues rather than just trying to “band-aid” it with with a medication or a
pain relief. What we had done is created a plan that effectively fixed
he’s gut issues and enabled him to live his fullest life. So if you’re stressed
about your little ones gut issues and you’re unsure about where to go for help
then please take us up on our offer for a free chat where we will show you how
you can take control back of your tricky little tummy and actually lift the weight off your shoulders and reduce your stress levels….so that we can actually nourish them and basically heal their gut enabling them
to live their best life. All you need to do is to hit the button below and follow
the prompts and whilst you’re there you can also grab our free PDF which talks
about why my child might have tummy pain. We look forward to connecting with you. 🙂

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