Breastfed Babies Have Difficulty Defecating?
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CHAPTER can indeed be different for each baby, both in terms of frequency and consistency. As the baby gets older, the baby's bowel pattern can also change. CHAPTER more than 10 times a day or not defecating for 2-3 days, it could be normal for babies. Infants who drink formula milk have a more regular pattern of bowel movements than babies who are exclusively breastfed. In breastfed babies, there are babies who defecate every time they drink milk (8-10 times a day), but there are also babies who defecate only once a week.
Seeing the symptoms experienced by your baby, your baby is most likely indeed constipated. The following are some possible causes of constipation in babies:
Babies begin to wean from breast milk Dehydration or lack of fluids Giving solid foods too early Giving vitamins containing iron Formula feeding, for example to babies who were previously breastfed and then replaced with formula milk, changing brands of formula milk, and giving too much formula milk Presence of disease or certain medical conditions
Some diseases that can cause constipation in babies:
Hypothyroidism or thyroid hormone deficiency, which can be characterized by other symptoms such as weakness and weakness, can't stand the cold, slow heart rate, growth disorders Pseudo-obstruction, namely the occurrence of disturbances in the baby's bowel movements. Some other symptoms of pseudo-obstruction are abdominal distension, greenish vomiting, ileus (no bowel movement) Hirschsprung's disease. Hirschsprung's disease can show several other symptoms and signs such as passing meconium more than 48 hours after birth, passing loose stools, failure to thrive, fever, bloody diarrhea, greenish vomiting Diabetes insipidus is a disease in which there is a disturbance in the regulation of fluids in the body. Some of the symptoms of this disease include a baby who urinates in very large quantities, drinks a lot and feels thirsty quickly. Abnormalities in the spinal cord. Some other symptoms that can be found in spinal cord disorders in infants are decreased reflexes and muscle tone in the legs, absence of wrinkles at the anus, hair or depressions on the back Congenital anatomical abnormalities such as imperforate anus (no anal canal), anal stenosis (narrowing of the anus). anal canal) Cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease in which there is thickening and thickening of mucus production such as in the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract. Some other symptoms of cystic fibrosis include diarrhea, red rash on the skin, growth disorders, fever, recurrent lung infections
Here are some things you can try to do to help with constipation in babies:
Stimulate the baby to move a lot, for example by moving the baby's legs up and down like he is pedaling a bicycle, do this as often as possible before you change the diaper Frequently position the baby in a prone position Bathe the baby with warm water followed by gently massaging the baby's stomach from above the navel to the lower left abdomen. Do this for about 3 minutes. Do not give solid food before the baby is 6 months old. Do not give stool stimulants or stool softeners without the permission of your pediatrician.
You can try doing the things mentioned above to treat constipation in children. Taking the medicine alone that the doctor gave your child or trying to drink more and eat fruit will not help your child's constipation. Using these drugs has the potential to make you experience diarrhea. Your pediatrician must have considered the dose and duration of giving the drug to your child, if the drug has run out and your child is still constipated, you should not buy the medicine yourself, but check back with your pediatrician. The pediatrician can carry out further examinations of your baby to make sure there are no certain diseases or medical conditions that cause constipation.
Take your child to the hospital immediately if you have the following symptoms:
Your child has persistent abdominal pain for more than 1 hour (The child cries constantly, is fussy, and is difficult to calm down) Pain when straining continues for 1 hour Your child does not want to breastfeed Your child has greenish vomiting Child's stomach appears distended more than normal Your child looks very sick, such as being weak, sleeping constantly There is a fever Bleeding or sores appear in the anus
That's all the information from me, hopefully it's useful
dr. Irna Cecilia