6-month Babies Rarely Urinate?
.. my daughter is 6.5 months old she drinks asi. it’s been a month more she rarely peed .. everytime I want to take a shower I see the dipampers always the least pee only once .. my child why yes ?? or it’s normal..thank you in advance
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The body composition is mostly water, i.e. in male adults, about 60% of body weight, female adults, around 55-60% of body weight, and in children will be greater, ie around 65-80% of body weight.
Water intake into the body on average in adults is 60% from drinks (about 1.5 Liters), 30% from food (about 750 ml), and 10% from the body's metabolic output (about 250 ml). While the average expenditure is 60% of urine (around 1500 ml), the unconscious process of evaporation through the skin and lungs is 28% (around 700 ml), sweat 8% (around 200 ml), and stool 4% (around 100 ml) . This will be optimal if in a balanced condition so that intake and expenditure are almost in equal amounts.
Water will be very useful for growth and development as well as for other bodily functions such as metabolism, digestion, temperature regulation, and others. The need for fluids depends on age, sex, body fat, muscle mass, and activity. Estimated at age 0-6 months ie 700 mL / day; infants 7 - 12 months need 800 mL of fluid / day; children 1-3 years need 1300 mL / day; children 4 - 8 years need 1700 mL / day; children 9-13 years old require 2400 mL / day in males and 2100 mL / day in females; children 14-18 years need 3300 mL / day (boys) and 2300 mL / day for women.
This will be related to the process of discharge one of which through urination, in general in good condition the frequency to urinate is every 3-4 hours with a range of 1-2 cc of urine per kg body weight per hour in infants and 0.5 - 1 cc per kg per hour in children and adults. To get specific results mothers should be able to calculate the amount of fluid coming in and going out, by paying attention to intake and weighing and measuring pamper or discharge. This effort can be done at home which is most important is to provide adequate fluids with balanced nutrition.
If it is estimated that the mother has a condition of lack of fluids or dehydration, you should consider the following signs
- children become very thirsty / don't even want to drink at all
- eyes look sunken
- weak / tend to sleep
- little urine / dark color
- tears a little when crying
- loss of consciousness
if you find the following signs it should be immediately taken to the health service for further treatment because the condition of dehydration is quite dangerous in children.
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