Infants Aged 1 Month Have Not Defecated For 3 Days?
doctor, I want to ask .. r n my baby is 1 month old not yet chapters from Monday to Wednesday .. last chapter was Sunday .. r n my baby Asi .. is it okay ??
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At the age of 1 month or more, generally breastfed babies will defecate about 2-5 times per day, but some are once a day, even every few days, it is still considered normal because the composition of breast milk is used entirely to meet the baby's nutritional needs, therefore it is very little is excreted from the body through defecation. However, it must also be noted, if when your baby has a bowel movement, pay attention to the texture of the feces, the expression of the bowel movements, and the BAK is rare or not, if these three things are not a problem you don't need to worry, because in general breastfed babies rarely have difficulty defecating or constipation. However, babies rarely defecate can also possibly be caused by other things, namely:
Your baby is deficient in fluids Intestinal disorders Disorders of the large intestine nerves (hirschsprung) The baby's digestion is not yet complete The baby is receiving other than breastmilk. check with a pediatrician, for further examination. The doctor will perform a physical examination, supporting examinations such as abdominal ultrasound or BNO IVP.
Some of the things you can do at home are
Increase your milk intake Increase your fluid intake. Avoid giving food other than breast milk. You eat more vegetables and fruit. Thank you, hope it is useful. Dr. Nurmarwiyah