Causes Hard Bowel Movements In Infants Aged 6 Months?
good morning my child is 6 months old at this time when he wants to defecate must be assisted with microlac so that his bowel comes out and it’s a bit loud different from babies his age and indeed my baby is prematurely whether the influence of the food because the food is still soft or there is a cause others please info for my explanation, thank you during the morning
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Constipation in infants is a condition when babies defecate more than 1-2 weeks, and is also supported by the appearance of a stool that is hard and may be mixed with blood, the baby looks straining, and his face flushes when defecating and fussy.
It is natural for children under 6 months to experience difficulty CHAPTER or constipation if given solid food, because digestion is not ready to digest the food. Even if you are over 6 months old, giving MPASI must be gradual. Can not be directly dense and can not change immediately. The advice is to start with something soft like baby porridge or cereal first, and then change the food after introducing it for 3-5 days. So it is easy to understand if your child becomes difficult to defecate if introduced food that is not on time. Apart from food, constipation can also be caused by lack of fluids, consuming formula milk and certain medical conditions such as food allergies and digestive system disorders.
Our advice, if you have not checked your child to the pediatrician, check with your pediatrician. Because the drug you mentioned is not safe to be given to children under 3 years old, if it is necessary, it must be with a strict dose and supervision from a doctor. So stop using these drugs and immediately check your child to the pediatrician. If you have ever checked, control and ask the doctor how long he should use the drug and what can be done to stop it.
Meanwhile, try to soften the food given to him, massage his stomach, bathe with warm water, and make the child more active. So, hopefully answering your question.