Babies 1 Year 5 Months CHAPTER Hard, May Lactulose Be Given?
Morning, can a baby be given lactulose hard CHAPTER?
One of the benefits of lactulose is to overcome constipation or difficult bowel movements. Lactolose works by flowing water into the intestine so that stool consistency becomes softer and easier to remove.
Lactulose can be consumed by adults as well as children or babies. However, it should be noted that this drug is classified as a prescription drug, not an over-the-counter medicine. What's more, its use will be given to infants. for that we strongly recommend that you check your child first to the pediatrician.
Related to hard bowel movements in infants generally occur mainly because the digestive system is still adapting to variations in food that enters the body. Moreover, if the composition of the fiber content given is not the right portion. For babies aged 6-23 months, the portion of food and composition of the recommended nutritional content are as follows:
35% carbohydrates, including: rice or potatoes or cassava or corn or sago etc.
30% animal protein, including: beef / chicken / poultry, or fish or eggs
25% vegetables and fruits
10% beans and processed products include: tempeh, tofu, green beans, soybeans
In addition to paying attention to your baby's food portions, here are some things you can do at home:
meet the needs of water in infants. Give your baby water after eating. pay attention to the color of baby urine, if it is yellow or thick or smells very sharp, you should increase your consumption of water. Dehydration is also a factor infertized in infants
if your baby consumes formula milk, pay attention to the amount of gift in a day whether excessive or not. babies aged 1 year and over can be given formula milk 2-3 times per day. If given in excess the amount can trigger constipation
gently massage the baby's abdomen, with a circle-like motion starting from the lower right abdomen, towards the upper abdomen then the upper left abdomen then the lower left. do it for about 3 minutes (using baby oil or telon oil)
Add a source of healthy fats to nourish your child, such as olive oil, corn oil, butter and coconut milk.
if symptoms persist please see a doctor
I hope this information is useful