Infants Aged 3 Months Have Not Defecated For 2 Weeks?
Mlm, my baby is 3.5 months old before defecating for about 2 weeks, is it still normal? BB 6.5 Kg, no fuss, no vomiting, no bloating, full milk, often farting but not yet defecating. How do you need to see a doctor? thanks.
Thank you for the question.
In infants who only consume breast milk only, no bowel movements are still considered normal until 1-2 weeks, provided there are no other complaints that are dangerous, for example difficult to pass gas, colic, vomiting, hard stomach, lazy suckling, fever, weakness, difficult sleep, and so on. Many experts believe this condition occurs because the components of breast milk that can be very easily digested and absorbed by the body, so it is also minimal that must be excreted through the feces. Judging from your baby's normal weight, you don't need to worry about this condition.
Keep giving your baby exclusive breastfeeding whenever he wants. In addition, you can help smooth the chapter by actively encouraging him to move, and do a special massage, namely by:
Stroking the baby's stomach in a clockwise direction Pressing the baby's stomach using 2 fingers like he was playing the piano Moving the baby's feet like pedaling a bicycle This massage you can repeat 2-4 times a day, because it is believed can help launch a bowel movement. Do not carelessly give your baby any medicine or ingredients without consulting a doctor first.
If for more than 2 weeks your baby still does not defecate, or other complaints appear more severe, do not hesitate to check with him directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that further evaluation huh ... Worried, difficult BAB occurs due to an illness for example infections, intestinal obstruction, inflammation of the intestine, volvulus, intussusception, metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders, and so on.
Hope this helps ...