Always Defecate After Drinking Formula Milk?

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Good night, my baby is 3 months old, drinking formula milk because at first the breast milk didn’t come out right away, it just came out for 2 weeks, for 2 weeks I also gave formula milk but I still drank it but still didn’t want to come out, finally he used to drink formula milk, when the breasts came out he didn’t want to drink breast milk. r nI usually use SGM, because I tried starting from s-26, lactogen, nutribaby nothing matched but when I tried SGM it was suitable , lha recently I changed the milk using regular BMT, actually it matches but the color of the bowel is green and the weight doesn’t increase, finally I return it to GM, after I change why when every time I drink milk I always go straight to the bowels, yellow stools, a bit runny but there is still dregs, the color is also pale, but odorless. r nIs that natural or not?

1 Answer:

Hi Rizkitarf,

Thank you for asking

Ideally, before the age of 6 months, babies only receive breast milk exclusively, without additional food or drink, including formula milk. The absence of milk in the early weeks is generally a natural thing to happen. If this condition is handled appropriately, namely by breastfeeding regularly while being expressed, the milk will slowly come out by itself. Hurried to give a baby a substitute for breast milk (including formula milk), especially if it is done with the wrong media (such as a pacifier), it can confuse the baby with the nipple. In the end, he will not want to suckle directly from the breast, and as a result, milk production will decrease, even completely stop.

Giving formula milk to infants aged less than 6 months is allowed if there is an emergency indication that requires it. The intended indication, for example, is if the mother dies or the mother has a serious illness that prevents her from breastfeeding her baby, while a suitable donor of breast milk has not been found. Alternatively, formula milk is given as a source of additional nutrition to infants (over 4 months of age) who are showing signs of malnutrition due to inadequate breast milk.

If none of the above conditions that you and your baby are experiencing, you should continue to give your baby breast milk. The pattern of abnormal bowel movements, namely more frequent, greenish, pale, liquid color, etc., most likely occurs due to the influence of the formula milk he consumes. Not only changes in defecation patterns, improper feeding of formula milk can also make babies experience allergies, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nutritional disorders, and so on.

As long as it does not occur until more than 3 times a day, accompanied by mucus or bloody stools, this condition is probably not dangerous. However, there is nothing wrong with you still having your baby checked by a doctor or pediatrician to rule out any possible disease, for example gastrointestinal infections, bile duct disorders, intolerance, malabsorption, colitis, and so on. Some tests, such as blood tests, stool tests, X-rays, or other supporting tests, your doctor can also recommend to your baby.

Our advice, at this time, you focus on doing relactation (breastfeeding again). In babies younger than 6 months of age, the potential for successful relactation is even greater as long as you do it consistently. You can visit a lactation consultant doctor to ask for assistance in this regard. The following are efforts that you can apply:

Stop using a pacifier for formula feeding media, replace it with a dropper, spoon, or cupfeeder Increase milk production by expressing it every 2 hours, drinking and eating healthy and sufficient, stay away from stress Store your expressed breast milk in the right way After enough milk is produced, give your baby expressed breastmilk, reduce formula feeding Slowly, reintroduce your baby to breastfeeding directly from the breast, breastfeed him when he is not too hungry so he doesn't get irritated or angry when your milk doesn't come out Slowly, increase the frequency of breastfeeding your baby directly from the breast , reduce breastfeeding and formula milk. Invite your baby to talk, give him the understanding that he wants to breastfeed properly. Hope this helps.

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