Formula-fed Infants With A History Of Hirschsprung’s Disease?

Sorry I want to ask I have a baby aged 5 more than one week I intend to give formula milk but my child has a history of hisprung disease, I think what formula milk is good for babies who have a history of such diseases? R nHelp the doctor’s solution

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Hi Che,


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Hirschprung's disease occurs when nerve cells in the colon (large intestine) do not form properly. This nerve cell has an important function to control intestinal contractions which help flow food to reach the rectum to form feces. The cause of this is not yet known, but it is predicted to be related to genetic mutations. As a result of this condition, the child can have difficulty defecating. Not only that, the child's stomach can be enlarged, the child experiences nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, to make the child look weak and less active. Definitive treatment for this condition is done by surgery, which is by cutting the intestinal segments that are disrupted, then reassembling the remaining intestinal segments.


After Hirschsprung's surgery, most children will be able to defecate as usual. However, some children may still experience complaints, such as diarrhea, constipation, or fecal incontinence (difficulty controlling bowel movements).


The question now, is your child undergoing adequate treatment related to his illness? If so, how is the condition now? So, why don't you give her ASI (breast milk)?


Unlike healthy children, children with a history of Hirschsprung's disease have a more sensitive digestion. One or the other, giving improper food or drinks can actually cause digestive disorders. Therefore, breastfeeding is the wisest step you should take for the health of your own child. Since your child is less than 6 months old, we do not recommend that you give your baby extra food or drinks (including formula milk) unless directed by a doctor, pediatrician, or pediatric surgeon who operated on your child before. Therefore, you should consult your wishes directly with him yes ..


Here are some guidelines that you can do for your child:

Give your child exclusive breastfeeding until the age of 6 months
Add the exclusive breastfeeding with a healthy MPASI when he is more than 6 months old, which is rich in fiber, and also give him plenty of water to drink
Encourage him to actively move and play so that the bowel movement is smooth
Teach him not to resist the urge to defecate

Hope this helps ...

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