Child Vomits And Has Diarrhea After Changing The Formula?
I want to ask, my son is now 7 months old and used to take formula. But when I changed his formula from 0-6 months to 6-12 months he always vomited and this diarrhea happened 2 times, and I changed the formula to the same brand. How do I do it solve it?Thank you
Actually, more detailed data is needed regarding how to make formula milk, and the complaints that your baby is experiencing whether they appear immediately after giving formula milk or not.
Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by the process of preparing formula milk that is not good so that there is contamination of germs from milk bottles that are not clean or the hands of caregivers who are not washed first when preparing formula milk.
Also pay attention to other symptoms besides diarrhea and vomiting, such as abdominal pain that makes the baby fussy and difficult to drink, stools with mucus and blood, and fever. If the complaints your baby is experiencing are in accordance with these symptoms, it is possible that diarrhea and vomiting are caused by bacterial infections, allergies to certain drugs/foods or drinks, or food/drink poisoning.
We recommend that you do an observation for the next 2 days, if diarrhea and vomiting persist, immediately stop giving formula milk.
As long as your baby has vomiting and diarrhea, pay attention to signs of lack of body fluids, namely the baby is thirsty more often than usual, no tears when crying, dry tongue, sunken eyes, urinating less than before, baby tends to sleep and is weak, skin looks drier.
If the baby vomits and has diarrhea more than 4 times, immediately take steps to prevent dehydration as follows:
Give ORS, follow the directions on the packaging.
Keep the room temperature comfortable so that the baby does not sweat or cold, which will make the baby more dehydrated.
For the time being, you can replace baby formula with a low-lactose type.
If diarrhea and vomiting get worse or do not improve within 2 days, consult a doctor immediately, so that the doctor can conduct an immediate medical examination and provide treatment according to the cause of diarrhea in your baby. The doctor may also suggest the type of breastfeeding that is best and suitable for your baby's condition.
To avoid incompatibility in choosing formula milk for babies, you should make sure you understand the baby's condition (if there are certain allergies) and the content in the formula you choose.
Regarding the Selection of Formula Milk, you can read the HealthReplies.com article by clicking here.
That's the information we can share, hopefully it helps you.
Greetings, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.