How To Deal With BAB Baby Is Not Smooth?
, my child is only 1 month old u0026amp; only drink breast milk. in the beginning he defecated 2-3 times a day but for 2 days did not defecate only defecate continuously u0026amp; smell bad. I check that his stomach is not bloated, he is also not fussy u0026amp; drink breast milk as usual. Only when he wanted to fart he strained hard while incubating like going to defecate but only fart came out. As a new mother, I am worried. Is that normal? If not, what can I do to overcome my ank condition? Thank you …
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If the baby is over 2 months old, the frequency of BABs will be reduced. Babies who are exclusively breastfed may not defecate for up to 7 days and the condition can be normal. But because your baby is still 1 month old (the average baby at this age will still be defecating 2-4 times a day, it can even suckle every time a baby gets exclusive breastfeeding), so it is necessary to find out the cause of your baby not defecating for up to 2 days .
If indeed your baby is under 2 months old and your baby's bowel movements are not fluent (not every day), then the first thing to look at is whether your baby is drinking enough milk. Infants over 1 month but still under 2 months still have to be breastfed every 3-4 hours. If given breast milk directly, the baby must be breastfed for at least 15-20 minutes from one breast and must breastfeed from 2 breasts (so the total time needed to breastfeed your baby is 30-40 minutes once breastfeeding). If your baby is suckling with frequency and also breastfeeding time is less than the number above, then chances are your baby is not defecating because the amount of milk he drinks is lacking. In addition to ensuring the frequency and duration of breastfeeding, you must also make sure your baby is attaching to the breast properly so that breastfeeding is effective.
It is also a good idea to monitor your weight gain at the puskesmas / posyandu / pediatrician near your home. At this age, a baby's weight should increase at least 140-200 grams per week. If your weight gain is also not optimal, then you should immediately take your baby to the pediatrician.
The following are some things you can try to do besides improve the amount of milk your baby is drinking:
Wash your baby with warm water, then continue by gently massaging your baby's abdomen from the top of the navel to the lower right
Your baby's feet move like a bicycle pedaling motion, do this every time before changing your child's diaper
Make sure you do not give solid food or certain medicines to your baby
If you have fixed all of the above and your baby is still not defecating smoothly every day, you should check your baby to the pediatrician.
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