Infants Aged 3 Weeks Who Consume Breast Milk Mixed With Formula Have Difficulty Passing Wind?
My child is only 3 weeks old, every time he wakes up, he always cries because he wants to pass wind but can’t, how to deal with it, my child consumes breast milk and formula milk. Besides that, my child suddenly woke up and cried loudly. How come?
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Ideally, before the age of 6 months, babies who are exclusively breastfed remember that their digestive system is still very sensitive so that they cannot easily digest food or drinks carelessly. Giving additional food or drink other than breast milk (including formula milk) that is too early has the risk of causing the baby to experience digestive disorders, including colic (abdominal pain). This colic often causes the baby to be more fussy, have trouble sleeping, grin in pain, stretch his legs, harden his stomach, and so on. Not infrequently, colic will appear accompanied by constipation (difficulty defecating, difficulty passing wind), diarrhea, vomiting, and various other complaints.
This condition is probably the underlying complaint of your baby. Try to observe, does your baby show the symptoms of colic as mentioned above? If yes, and the complaint has been going on for a long time (more than 3 days), you should check it directly with a doctor or pediatrician. Bring along the formula you give your baby so that the doctor can judge whether it is suitable for you to give the milk to your baby, or not. Likewise, the doctor can evaluate other possible causes that can trigger your baby's complaint with the best treatment. If necessary, doctors can also recommend several tests, such as allergy tests, laboratory tests, ultrasound, X-rays, etc. In this way, other possibilities that can cause your baby's complaints, such as intolerance, malabsorption, food poisoning, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, volvulus, intussusception, and so on can be identified.
Meanwhile, at home, here are the steps you should take:
ONLY give your baby breast milk, no need to give him formula --- unless the doctor immediately recommends it
Before breastfeeding, wash your breasts and wash your hands with clean water
Drink more, eat nutritious food, relax, and express your breast milk regularly so that milk production is always maintained
Apply a special baby heating oil on the baby's stomach so that he feels comfortable
Give the baby comfortable clothes, not too tight
Not carelessly giving drugs to babies
Hope it helps ..