Difficulty Defecating Accompanied By Frequent Vomiting After Breastfeeding In Children 1 Month Of Consumption Of Cow’s Milk?
My child is just over 1 month old .. But often defecating hard until the face is real Red .. On the real face there are red spots, especially in the eyes, often bloated and spit up, why? Yes .. Is my child allergic to cow’s milk?
Hello Neny Rava, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all I want to confirm a few things first:
Have you given your child cow's milk? Or do you mean by cow's milk is cow's milk-based formula?
Do you mean that your child's hard bowel looks solid like an adult's bowel?
When straining to defecate, does your child become fussy and cry?
Infants under 1 year old are not recommended to be given cow's milk at all. If you are giving cow's milk to your child, then you should immediately stop giving cow's milk.
If you give formula milk based on cow's milk, it is true that formula milk can cause symptoms such as constipation, reddish spots, and bloating in babies. However, it is necessary to think about the many other possible causes of these symptoms.
Bloating and spitting up are symptoms that are frequent and quite normal in babies, especially small babies. As long as what your baby is experiencing is spitting up and not vomiting, your baby does not experience weight gain, your baby does not become fussy or refuses to drink milk because of these symptoms, then there is nothing to worry about. If your baby vomits, especially after drinking milk, does not gain weight, has less urine, is fussy and does not want to drink milk, then you should immediately take your baby to a pediatrician for further evaluation and treatment.
Red spots on the baby's skin may or may not be normal. In newborns, a condition called neonatal acne or acne in newborns often appears. Neonatal acne is thought to occur due to the influence of hormones from the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Neonatal acne often starts to appear in babies aged 3 weeks and will go away on its own within 4 months without causing a scar. Neonatal acne is a mild condition and can be treated by cleaning the face every day with mild soap and water and avoiding the use of baby oils and oil-based skin creams.
Other conditions that can cause redness of the baby's skin include Erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN), miliaria or prickly heat, seborrheic dermatitis, and so on. Allergies such as formula milk allergies can also cause reddish spots on the baby's skin.
Meanwhile, if you mean by defecating hard is a baby that is dense like an adult and difficult to pass (a baby is constipated), then this is not a normal thing for a 1 month old baby. If your baby is constipated, immediately take your baby to the pediatrician for further tests. Some of the possible causes of constipation in a 1 month old baby include:
dehydration or lack of milk feeding to formula-fed babies, can be due to allergies to formula milk or feeding too many formula milk babies are given solid food too early due to certain diseases or medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, pseudo-obstruction, Hirschprung, and so on.
It is better if you take your baby to the pediatrician if your baby is experiencing constipation, vomiting, the baby is very fussy because of digestive disorders they experience.
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