Infants Aged 2 Months Have Not Defecated For 3 Days?

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In the morning I want to have a 2-month-old baby who hasn’t had a bowel movement for 3 days, at night he had defecated just a little and for today also hasn’t defecated … but for his BAK he increased and often farted, how to overcome it, please enlighten him …

1 Answer:

Hi Elisa,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

If your baby is still able to pass gas normally, and is still consuming exclusive breastfeeding, often, the infrequent frequency of defecating is not a dangerous condition. Breast milk is known to have excellent nutrition and is very easily digested by the baby's digestive system. As a result, the nutrients in breast milk can be absorbed very perfectly by the baby, so that very little is left to be removed through feces.


You don't need to worry too much. Here are suggestions that you should do to improve constipation in your baby:

Give exclusively breastfed babies, no need to give additional food or drink without consulting a doctor first
Be diligent in doing gentle massage on the baby's stomach, which is to use clean hands, do a circular motion in the baby's abdomen in a clockwise direction while the baby is lying on his back, also move his legs like pedaling a bicycle. This massage is believed to help smooth bowel movements in infants
Encourage babies to actively move and play
Do not carelessly give medicines to babies, including laxatives (without a prescription from a doctor)

You need to be vigilant if your baby does not defecate at all in 1 week, does not urinate at all for more than 24 hours, or also experience other more severe complaints, such as colic, vomiting, lazy suckling, appearing less active, fussy, and often wiggling his legs. If you observe this condition in your baby, immediately consult it directly to the doctor or pediatrician, right? It is feared, it will be difficult to defecate due to certain medical disorders (such as intestinal inflammation, intolerance, malabsorption, obstructive ileus, etc.) need further management from the doctor.


Hope this helps ...

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