Babies Do Not Defecate After Administration Of Honey?
I want to ask, yesterday when Monday I gave my child who was only 5 months of honey every day for one small time, because I didn’t know the danger of honey for babies.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Honey is indeed a good source of nutrition. Besides being natural, honey has also been used for generations in handling various diseases traditionally, becoming a mixture of health drinks or just maintaining endurance. This is also reinforced by various studies that show the efficacy of honey, making it natural that many parents would want their children to consume honey.
But for children who do not have any medical conditions and are up to 6 months old, it has been determined by the world health organization that the best nutrition for them is only breast milk. It also cannot be separated from the still incomplete development of the baby's digestive system, causing symptoms such as difficult bowel movements when given other nutrients. Only when they are aged 6 months and older, are they given MPASI or complementary foods, because the nutrients provided by ASI are not enough to meet their growth and development needs.
Our advice now, and maybe also in the future if you have more children, you should only give milk until he reaches 6 months. As for your baby's difficult condition of defecating, because babies should not be given drugs carelessly, consult a pediatrician for further treatment, because it needs to be ascertained whether this is true because of consuming honey, or because of other things that happen to occur close to honey consumption. Meanwhile, do not use traditional medicines and laxatives in children without doctor's advice because it can cause diarrhea and lead to lack of fluids. So, hopefully answering your question.