Can One Month Old Baby Be Given Herbal Extract Water?
Hello,, my child is 1 month old, when he wakes up from sleep, he always pushes like he wants to defecate and defecates, but it is always difficult to cry, I read on the internet that there are some mothers who give gripe water, can a 1-month-old baby drink it?
Babies who seem straining when they want to defecate can sometimes be a normal thing to happen. In certain circumstances such as infants lacking fluids, sometimes the consistency of baby feces becomes a little harder, so it can cause the baby to appear straining.
In addition, infants who appear strained when defecating can also be caused due to a certain disease such as obstructive ileus, gastrointestinal worm infections, acute gastroenteritis (GEA), gastrointestinal tumors.
In infants aged 1 month it is not recommended to consume gripe water. Gripe water is a liquid that contains herbal plant extracts. But in gripe water can contain a lot of sugar which is not good for babies, besides that sometimes in gripe water can contain alcohol that is not recommended for babies.
Therefore, if the condition of your baby straining continues to occur then you should check your child directly to the doctor, so the doctor can examine your child's condition further, and can provide appropriate therapy.
The following article you can read about the Signs of a Difficult Baby CHAPTER to Watch Out for
may be useful. Thank you