CHAPTER For Babies Aged 6 Months With A Frequency Of 5 Times A Day?
I want to ask why my child is 5 and 6 months old. Her defecation is so thin .. Previously, I gave her food such as milna and papaya porridge. In the weeks before there were no digestive problems. But for the last few days, the defecation has become runny and in a day it has been 5 times a day, I beg your advice thanks
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Normally, babies have less than 3 bowel movements a day. The frequency of bowel movements that occur more often indicates that your baby has diarrhea. This condition can be physiological (normal), for example, the result of your baby just adapting to a new type of food other than breast milk. However, it could also be that this condition is an abnormal result of certain medical disorders, for example:
Food malabsorption, which usually occurs when you give too much food or drink that contains artificial sweeteners. Intolerance, can occur if you give additional milk or unsuitable dairy products. Food poisoning Digestive infections, for example due to viruses, bacteria, parasites Other diseases, for example diseases Crohn's, celac disease, diverticulitis, etc. If the complaint has occurred for more than 3 days, you should check your child directly to the doctor. If the diarrhea your child is experiencing is pathological (abnormal), then this condition is quite dangerous if not treated properly. good, because it can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, and so on.
In the meantime, what you should do is:
Stop giving additional food or drinks other than breast milk before the baby turns 6 months. Pay more attention to the cleanliness of your child and yourself, namely by: Always wash your hands and clean your breasts before and after breastfeeding Take regular baths, and also bathe your child 2 times a day Diligently wash children's hands and shorten their nails Clean objects and toys around children When you express your breast milk, make sure it is stored properly in a clean container. Avoid carelessly administered drugs to children under 2 years of age without a doctor's prescription.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah