Does Too Often Eating Carrots Mixed With Baby Porridge Can Cause Difficult Bowel Movements?

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Does eating too often carrots mixed with baby porridge cause dry bowel movements? Though often given avocado papaya etc.

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Hello Widia!

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There are several factors that can affect the consistency of faeces in humans, such as consumption of fibrous foods, hydration status (fluid requirements), motility (movement) of the intestine, and external factors, such as infection, inflammation, and others.

In the stool that tends to dry, most often caused by lack of fluid intake in infants. This can also be seen from the color of urine (BAK). The more transparent yellow color indicates good hydration status, while the deep orange indicates a sign of dehydration.

On the other hand, carrots are a good source of fiber, which can make stool consistency softer. In addition, carrots are one food that is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and many other types of minerals, so that if consumed in sufficient quantities is very good for health. But of course excessive consumption of carrots can also cause diseases, such as hypercarotenemia. The view that carrots can cause constipation is a myth that has not been proven true.

If your baby's hydration status is good but still has difficulty in bowel movements, marked by crying when going to defecate or lifting both legs with an expression that looks painful, or sometimes accompanied by fever, do not hesitate to consult with your general practitioner or pediatrician, so that examination can be done more complete and given appropriate handling.

Thus information from me, hopefully can help.

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