Babies Have Not Defecated For 2 Days And Often Pass Gas?

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Good evening, I want to ask. My child is 33 days old, exclusive breastfeeding has gone 2 days and farts more than 20 times a day and sometimes the farts smell like egg smells, sometimes they don’t smell bad but I don’t eat eggs every day. Is that normal? Please explain, thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Herawatiii,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Babies who are still exclusively breastfed often experience constipation (constipation) for days, even weeks. As long as your baby can pass wind as usual, in general, this condition is common as a result of breast milk being digested and absorbed very well by the digestive system so that nothing else can be excreted through feces. The frequency of bowel movements can also decrease if your baby consumes more hindmilk (the thicker milk that came out of the breast the last time) than foremilk (the thinner milk that comes out of the breast first).

The smell of passing wind can vary depending on the composition of the breast milk he consumes. This does not necessarily indicate a particular disorder.

It is best if you observe any of the following signs of danger that your child is experiencing:

Abdominal pain, usually characterized by a fussy baby, stretching frequently, and grimacing in pain Baby's stomach is hard, bloating Vomiting Lazy breastfeeding If none of the above signs have appeared in your baby, and the constipation has been less than 2 weeks, then you don't have to worry. Keep giving her exclusive breastfeeding while encouraging her to be active and be diligent in doing gentle massage around the baby's stomach and feet so that digestion becomes smoother. There is no need to provide additional food or drink, let alone laxatives without a doctor's advice.

However, if after the above steps you have done optimally your baby doesn't defecate for more than 2 weeks, or other danger signs appear as mentioned above, then don't hesitate to have your baby checked by the doctor right away. It is feared that the constipation he is experiencing is symptoms of a disease, such as intolerance, malabsorption, Crohn's disease, obstructive ileus, hypercalcemia, thyroid gland disorders, and so on.

Constipation in babies

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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