Is It True That Formula Milk Makes Baby Stool Hard?
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Provision of additional food and drinks other than breast milk (including formula milk) is not recommended for the first 6 months of infancy. This is because, the baby's digestive tract is still very sensitive, so that the provision of food or drinks that are not appropriate can cause bowel movements (can diarrhea, can constipation), nausea, vomiting, bloating, colic, and various other complaints. Not only that, formula feeding too early also risks causing the baby to experience allergies, intolerance, infection, poor immune system, nutritional disorders (including obesity or malnutrition), and indirectly, also reduces your milk production due to less frequent feed it.
Therefore, we suggest, you do not get around your baby's bowel movements by giving him food or other drinks, including water. Instead of giving formula milk, focus on increasing your milk production, how to:
Feed the baby more often (once every 2 hours) Breast your breasts when not breastfeeding, then store the milk properly, give the baby with the right media (not a pacifier, but a spoon, dropper, or cupfeeder) so that the baby is not confused nipples In order to increase milk production, increase drinking, eat a variety of nutritious foods, especially nuts, get enough rest, and avoid stress. Ask for help from your husband and relatives if you feel tired when caring for a baby, or if you want to express your milk. medications, including bowel movements, without a prescription directly from a doctor If this has not been successful, consult your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that it is handled well, okay?
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