How Do You Deal With Diarrhea In Infants?
Good afternoon … I have been waiting for two weeks, I don’t want to eat, the body is getting thinner, just drinking milk … the doctor said, don’t catch a cold, just dragging the truss … What should we do? We don’t know what happened.
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First of all, it's a good idea to explain in advance, how old is your niece and how long has it actually been for diarrhea? When exactly did your niece go to the doctor and what medication was given? How many times exactly does your niece have a bowel movement in a day?
Diarrhea in infants is most often caused by Rotavirus infection. Rotavirus infections will generally heal by themselves in 3-7 days without requiring any treatment. If diarrhea still continues and does not improve after more than 7 days, it needs to be re-examined because the possibility of diarrhea is not caused by Rotavirus. The causes can be various, for example bacterial infections, parasitic infections, intolerance to food or milk, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. Re-examination should be done to determine with certainty the cause of your niece's diarrhea to be given the most appropriate therapy.
If indeed your nephew is over 6 months old, then breastfeeding alone will not be enough to meet his nutritional needs. Your niece still needs solid food intake. Lack of nutrition can also cause disruption to cure the disease. If the diarrhea has lasted for more than 1 week, your nephew still continues to experience large amounts of liquid bowel movements and the frequency is still frequent, you should immediately take it to the pediatrician for further examination. Immediately bring a check also if bloody diarrhea occurs, the child looks weak, or visible signs of dehydration.
For now, make sure you and the mother give more drink to the child (it is very permissible and highly recommended to continue to be breastfed), but also make sure to continue offering solid foods with complete nutrition for the child. Solid food can still be in the form of porridge (if indeed the child prefers to eat porridge), but make sure you still provide other sources of nutrition (such as meat, eggs, tofu, tempeh, nuts, a little vegetables and fruit, and also provide additional oil) in the food.
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