How To Deal With Baby Smooth Bowel Movements?
How is my pediatrician aged 2 months but how come during defecation it hasn’t been routine yet … it’s been about 1 week not to defecate. How do I deal with it?
Hello, good night Heni ...
Before we answer further, there is some information we need, such as: is your baby currently getting full milk, formula milk, or mixed with both? So is your baby currently given other foods outside breast milk / formula milk?
Babies who are given full / exclusive breastfeeding tend not to have frequent bowel movements. This happens because the composition of breast milk is used entirely to meet the nutritional needs of infants, so that the remainder released through defecation is only slightly. However, babies who consume formula milk are also prone to constipation (defecation is rare), this is due to the protein content contained in the formula milk. In addition, the provision of solid food, dehydration, and other medical conditions (such as thyroid hormone disorders, disorders of the innate digestive system, etc.) can also cause difficult bowel movements.
Until the age of 6 weeks, babies who are given full milk will generally defecate about 2-5 times a day. After passing this age, some babies who are given full milk can experience defecation only once a day or every few days. In infants aged 0-5 months given full milk, BAB once a week can still be said to be normal, as long as the baby's urination does not decrease and the baby's body weight is also still experiencing an increase.
We recommend that you check your baby directly to the pediatrician, to ascertain the conditions experienced by your baby; is it a normal condition, or is there another underlying medical condition. You need to immediately see a doctor if your baby has not defecated for up to 2 weeks, there are complaints of vomiting, decreased urination, weight loss, blood in the stool, the anus looks blisters, or there are lumps in the anus.
While waiting for a doctor's schedule, here are some tips to help overcome the problem of difficult bowel movements in infants:
Fill your fluid needs with breast milk
bathe the baby with warm water
do movements on the baby's limbs, such as pedaling a bicycle
apply gentle massage to the baby's abdomen (about 3 fingers below the navel). Do it for 3 minutes to stimulate bowel movements
Do not give any solid food without doctor's instructions
That's all, hopefully it helps ..