A Sign That The Baby Is Not Suitable For Formula Milk?
Good morning, r n My baby is now 2 months old since he was born he was given supportive because the milk did not come out, I gave Bebelove in the first month, after that I changed to the SGM brand, the first week was good, no signs of unsuitability, the second week a red rash appeared on the cheeks, I gave the crem the red rash disappeared, but now the red rash on the cheeks appears again, often fussing every time you feed, flatulence, frequent passing of gas, is this an allergy to cow’s milk or does it not match the SGM milk brand?
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There are several things that underlie your child is incompatible with formula milk, namely due to allergies to formula milk and lactose intolerance. The symptoms of the two are very similar and difficult to distinguish. Formula milk allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to one of the proteins contained in formula milk. Lactose intolerance occurs when your child is unable to digest lactose (a natural sugar in milk).
It is better if you try to breastfeed your child, because breastfeeding for children provides excellent benefits, such as increasing endurance and reducing the risk of allergies. You need to know how to increase breast milk.
Symptoms of a formula allergy include reddish rash, itching, abdominal pain, flatulence, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, coughing, shortness of breath, swollen lips, face, and eyes. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps or pain, and bloating. These symptoms can appear immediately up to several hours after drinking formula milk.
If your child's symptoms occur after consuming formula milk, chances are your child is allergic to it. We recommend that you know the exact cause, you should consult directly with a Pediatrician, so that further examination and treatment can be done accordingly.
Some tips that you can do include:
1. Replace your child's formula with milk made from soy.
2. If your child is lactose intolerant, then avoid all dairy products that contain lactose.
3. Make sure your child is still getting enough calcium. Examples of foods that contain calcium include broccoli, salmon, citrus fruits, tofu, green vegetables, etc.
4. If symptoms persist after consuming milk, it is advisable to stop formula feeding and consult a doctor immediately.
5. Striving for breastfeeding by giving the mother breastfeeding continuously, getting adequate rest, avoiding anxiety, managing stress properly, eating a healthy diet, providing adequate fluids and vutamine.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.