Chapter Hard Child After Stopping ASI?
Tonight, I want to ask … my child is already walking the age of 2 years. And I have been weaning and dinganti by drinking UHT milk. But after 2 -3 days I noticed how the stool turned so hard huh … why is that? Does it not match the milk or what?
Hello Munawaroh, thank you for asking.
Constipation (constipation) can occur in infants, children, adults, or the elderly. In infants and toddlers, indeed during the transition of milk or food, constipation can occur. Cow's milk protein contained in milk might cause the formation of stool is disrupted, so the stools become hard and bowel movements are difficult. You can try changing the brand or type of milk. Note whether there are still symptoms of constipation.
Apart from the cause due to milk, problems with the innervation of the intestine can cause constipation. For example, megakolon, where there are some segments of the large intestine that are disturbed, so the intestine enlarges and causes constipation. Consumption of hard foods, lack of drinking water, lack of movement, consumption of vegetables and fruit, may also cause constipation of children. Try changing your child's diet to become more fibrous. If you have changed your diet and milk brand, but there is no change, consult your pediatrician. The doctor will do a physical examination and determine the next course of action.
Hopefully this information can help. Regards.