Constipation In 6 Month Babies?
good afternoon, introduce my name enyta, u003cbr u003I have a baby who is less than 6 months old, exactly 5 months old, more than 3 weeks. I just gave it a little as an introduction because I wanted MPASI. when I gave the banana my baby refused so I did not continue. u003cbr u003is now that my baby is 6 months old and has started eating baby porridge. I wonder how? Is it because of the banana that I gave? please the solution. Thank you
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Constipation is a condition of reduced frequency of bowel movements with hard stool compared to usual. To be able to state that a child has constipation, we must first understand the pattern of defecation of the child based on his age. Children over the age of 6 months with defecation frequency 2 days can still be said to be normal if the consistency of the stool remains soft.
Constipation in infants can be caused by changes in eating patterns, decreased food and drink intake, history of consumption of certain drugs, or disorders of bowel movements. We recommend that your child be examined first by a doctor or pediatrician to get an appropriate evaluation and treatment. Doctors need to make sure in advance when the child last defecated and how the consistency of the stool to assess whether constipation has really happened. In addition, the doctor will explore complaints related to other constipation, for example cepirit. the doctor will determine whether palpable mass in the abdomen or pain in the patient's abdomen, as well as possible rectal examination on physical examination.
Do not delay to check your baby to the doctor if there is a decrease in body weight or weight that does not increase according to age, fever, flatulence, the child does not want to eat, and vomiting. At home, you are advised to provide breast milk according to the wishes of the child (on demand) as well as provide solid foods with soft texture, such as milk porridge.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about problems of the digestive tract of children. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.