Babies Are Often Bloated And Do Not Want To Drink Breast Milk?
Hey, why is my child often bloated and why can’t I drink my breastmilk?
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Can you be clear, how old is your baby right now?
Flatulence in babies usually indicates a buildup of gas in the digestive tract. This condition can be caused by many factors, for example:
Breastfeeding or milk through inappropriate media, such as pacifiers
Suckling while sobbing, in a hurry
Not burping the baby after feeding
The content of mother's milk that contains too much gas, for example due to the mother consuming too much mustard, cabbage, tubers, onions, broccoli, soda
The content of food consumed by babies that contain lots of gas (if your baby is already consuming solid foods)
Providing inappropriate food or drink, causing the baby to experience allergies, intolerance, malabsorption, poisoning, gastrointestinal infections, colitis, and so on
A bloated stomach will certainly make the baby feel full faster. This coupled with the discomfort in the stomach due to flatulence can make the baby refuse to breastfeed. So, it doesn't mean that your breast milk is the problem.
Our advice is that you get your baby checked by a pediatrician. In most cases, flatulence in babies is not a dangerous condition. However, if the baby does not want to breastfeed at all because of his bloating, it is feared that the nutrient intake that enters his body will be inadequate so that his health and growth can be disrupted.
In the meantime, what you should do is:
If your baby is less than 6 months old, ONLY give him exclusive breastfeeding
Avoid giving additional milk before the baby is 2 years old, unless directed by a doctor
Avoid using a pacifier to give expressed breast milk, multiply breastfeeding the baby directly from the breast, or use a spoon if unable to give milk
Encourage the baby to move a lot so that the wind and bowel movements are smoother
Avoid giving babies drugs carelessly
In the meantime, you first limit your consumption of foods that contain lots of gas so as not to affect your milk production
If your child is more than 6 months old, give him lots of water and also limit the provision of solids that contain lots of gas
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah