Chapter Baby Hard After Drinking Formula Milk?
My child umr 3 weeks drinking Bebelove formuka, but the chapter is hard .. What support can’t the baby be ready to go?
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Providing formula milk can indeed trigger defecation in babies who are very young (less than 6 months). Defecation disorders can not only be in the form of constipation (constipation), but can also diarrhea, abnormal color of stool, and so on. The reason is because the components in formula milk tend to be difficult to digest by the baby's digestive system which is still very sensitive. That's why the WHO (world health organization) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for babies aged 0 to 6 months, without any additional food or drink (including formula milk).
It needs to be clarified beforehand, are there certain conditions that prevent exclusive breastfeeding for your child? Feeding formula milk to babies less than 6 months old should be done ONLY if there is an urgent underlying reason, for example because the mother died, or the mother has a certain disease that prevents her from breastfeeding, while a suitable breastfeeding donor has not been found. If none of these conditions your child has, you should not focus on choosing the right formula milk, but try relactation (breastfeeding again). You can take this method through the following efforts:
Prevent nipple confusion, by not giving the child a pacifier to give formula milk, replace it with a spoon or cupfeeder
Stimulate milk production to come out, namely by expressing it regularly every 2 to 3 hours, drinking lots of water, and eating healthy and nutritious foods
Feed your baby as often as possible straight from the breast, not waiting for him to be too hungry, so he doesn't fuss or struggle
Gradually increase the frequency of breastfeeding and reduce the frequency of breastfeeding
Ask for support from your spouse and relatives to help you succeed in giving your baby breast milk
So that the child does not have difficulty defecating, diligently massage the baby's stomach gently in a circular direction while moving his legs like he is pedaling a bicycle, avoid giving babies laxatives without a prescription from a doctor
With consistent use of the above efforts, relactation will generally be successful within 1 to 4 weeks. Babies certainly need time to adapt, so you need to be patient and disciplined so that the success of this method can be realized.
If with the steps above you still have problems breastfeeding, don't hesitate to consult directly with a lactation counselor at the nearest health facility.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah