Causes Of Brown Mucus Bowel Movements In Infants Aged 5 Months?
good afternoon, I want to ask my child for 5 months and it has been almost a month that his digestive problems seem to be disturbed .. at first my child defecated after drinking milk a day. CHAPTER 5-6 times and until finally there was brown mucus, so I have been to The DSA (1) and the DSA suggested changing the pregestimil milk but my child vomited and drank the milk … then I went to a different DSA and said my child had diarrhea n the possibility of mucus due to a digestive infection … now my child was given lacto b and diarrhea medicine and asked to change the milk to non-lactose, indeed after 2 days the BAB became once a day and there was no mucus … but after it got better I gave the usual milk and there was more mucus, I returned to DSA (2) and the dsa suggested to mix regular milk n NON lactose but until now my child is still slimy poop .. actually why is my child? and what should I do while lacto b has 7 sachets.
Hi Mauren, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Chapter mucus in children can be caused by several possibilities, for example:
allergic to milk protein
lactose intolerance and malabsorption (absorption disorders)
baby is teething
certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis
If you look at what you are telling about, which is a mucousy bowel movement and often appears every time a child drinks milk and disappears when the milk is changed to lactose-free milk, chances are your child has lactose intolerance. There are 3 types of lactose intolerance:
Primary lactose intolerance, where the baby is born with enough lactase enzymes (enzymes to digest lactose), but the greater the amount of the enzyme lactase decreases.
Secondary lactose intolerance, which is lactose intolerance that occurs after being exposed to certain diseases, for example after a gastrointestinal infection
Congenital lactose intolerance, which is lactose intolerance acquired from birth (very rare)
If you look at your child's case, maybe your child has secondary lactose intolerance. Maybe before the child experienced this indigestion, your child had previous gastrointestinal infections or experienced certain pain in the digestive tract. In the meantime (the first 3-4 weeks), try to give only lactose-free milk to the child. Give it time for the digestive tract to recover. After 3-4 weeks, you can try mixing lactose-free milk with the milk you normally give, and monitor your baby's bowel movements again.
You can still give probiotics (Lacto B) according to your child's doctor's instructions. Probiotics can help restore normal flora in the digestive tract of children.
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