Effect Of Formula Feeding On The Incidence Of Flu And Cough In Children?

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assalamuallaikum wr.wbrnSorry to disturb his rest.rnI want to ask, my 10 month old son has flu cough I have consulted the doctor he said his right lung is filled with phlegm, my child is drinking formula, does it affect the increase in phlegm? thank you for your time.rnrnwassalamualaikum wr.wb

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Hi Astri,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Coughs and colds in children can arise due to various reasons, ranging from allergies, aspiration, infection, heart problems, nasal polyps, nasal septal deviation, and so on. If the doctor says there is phlegm that fills his lungs, then it is likely that your child's complaints arise due to pneumonia.

Pneumonia, or more commonly termed wet lungs is a condition in which the lung parenchyma becomes inflamed. The trigger can be aspiration (the entry of foreign objects other than air into the lungs), bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. Depending on the severity, however, due to pneumonia, children will usually experience a productive cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, and various other complaints. The diagnosis of pneumonia in children is made not only based on interviews and physical examinations but also by involving supporting tests, such as x-rays and laboratories. Further treatment will be adjusted according to the cause and severity of the disease.

Consumption of formula milk does not worsen or relieve symptoms of pneumonia in infants. However, it would be nice if you give him breast milk (breast milk). Because, in breast milk there are many components that play an important role in maintaining the immune system, including so that your baby is not susceptible to inflammation in his respiratory tract. In addition, breastfeeding directly (from the breast, not using a pacifier) ​​can also reduce the risk of aspiration (choking on milk), which can be one of the causes of pneumonia.

In addition to breastfeeding, to optimize your baby's recovery from pneumonia, you should also do the following tips:

Take care of the sanitation, ventilation, and lighting of the environment where the child lives. Keep your child away from dust, excessive cold temperatures, pollution, and smoke. Give your child healthy and highly nutritious food. Always control the growth and development of children in health facilities on a regular basis.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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