CHAPTER In Infants Who Consume Formula?
, I’m Mrs. Nurmalita, I want to ask… my baby is only 23 days old, from the first time baby q was born, he refused breast milk. Finally, I immediately gave him formula milk, but lately I’m worried, his weight is always increasing, every day he’s not fussy But why do you always defecate after every drinking milk..rnThat’s the solution..rnThanks
Babies who always defecate every time they consume formula milk can be caused by the immaturity of the baby's digestive tract, where when the stomach is full, there will be a reflex to defecate. This reflex itself will decrease with the age of the baby, but what needs to be considered is how the consistency of the stool itself, whether accompanied by mucus or blood.
Besides being caused by the reflex above, giving formula milk that is not suitable for babies can also cause bowel disorders, either an increase in the frequency of diarrhea or difficulty in diarrhea or constipation.
It's good if this condition is experienced by your baby continuously or you feel worried about this, then there's nothing wrong with you consulting a doctor, especially a pediatrician so that further examination can be carried out regarding your baby's condition. But if the consistency of the stool is liquid, accompanied by blood or mucus, then it's best to take your baby to the doctor immediately.
Thus the information that we can convey, hopefully this information can be useful to resolve your complaint.
Dr. Taneya Putri Zahra