Bloated Baby?

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Good afternoon, my child is 1 month 2 weeks old. For 2 days, the texture of my child’s chapter is a little runny and there is a little liquid? Is it normal or diarrhea, because my child is consuming breast milk and fluids? Previously, the chapter was a bit harsh because I know that when consuming fluids, babies are usually constipated. Only for 2 days this chapter texture is different. But my child is still active as usual and not fussy only because his stomach is bloated so he often raises his legs. How to get rid of the bloating slowly? If I still give the sufor, do I need to dilute the sufor or keep it as usual? Min, how about a back massage? If the massage goes clockwise, min how many minutes ?? Please help . Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Siska

Normal bowel movements in babies who are around 1 month old and are getting exclusive breastfeeding are looking soft, yellowish and looks like seeds. However, if the baby gets formula milk, the bowel movements actually appear to be denser and the color looks brown.

Babies themselves are very susceptible to diarrhea considering that their immune system is not yet perfect like adults, in addition to giving formula milk increases the risk of diarrhea because milk bottles are not maintained and how to process milk is not good enough to trigger diarrhea. That is why if it is possible to give children exclusively breastfed until they are 6 months old, breast milk provides all the nutrients your little one needs.

Bloating in infants usually occurs because the baby often cries, where a lot of air enters the stomach. So try to immediately calm the baby so that he doesn't cry for a long time, and position the baby's head much higher than his body when feeding him.

You should process formula milk according to the instructions given, massaging or gently patting the baby's back is okay, but these efforts are just helping it, so there are no definite rules for how many minutes.

If the complaints experienced by your child are accompanied by fever, foul odor in the stool, blood in the stool, or the child seems to be in pain, it would be better if he immediately took him to the pediatrician, so that further evaluation of his condition could be carried out.

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