Management Of Constipation In Infants 6 Months?

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My baby has just been given mpasi, instant mpasi because previously given the filter porridge he vomited vomit, the consul to the pediatrician was advised to use instant porridge first. The first day to the 4th chapter was smooth as usual. Day 5 and 6 are not chapters, and day 7 is hard as a rock, and not finished (still kind). It is now the 8th day of the morning, the general general cries occasionally but can’t come out. What initial treatment should I do? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi John,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When they are just learning to consume solid food, babies often have problems related to digestive disorders, which can be nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, or even diarrhea. This is generally normal and will improve as the baby adapts to digesting foods that are denser and more diverse in composition than breast milk.


Constipation and hard stools like what your baby is experiencing at this time can be a natural thing due to the above mechanism. Or, it could be, this constipation occurs due to other causes, for example:

Dehydration, for example due to rarely breastfeeding, not drinking enough, sweating a lot, experiencing vomiting or diarrhea
Incorrect consumption of formula milk or instant foods
Food poisoning
Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels)
Lactose intolerance
Celiac disease (gluten malabsorption)
Hypothyroidism (hypoactive thyroid gland)
Food allergies, and so on

If your baby's constipation lasts less than 3 days, your baby can still pass gas as usual, and there are no danger signs, such as vomiting, colic, the baby won't eat or drink, or mucus and blood appear in the baby's stool. then you can first do the following efforts to deal with your baby's complaints:

Limit instant feeding, alternate with processed foods yourself
Give baby foods that are thinner, such as filtered porridge or puree. In order to make the digestive tract easier, during the introduction of complementary foods, you should give your baby foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as rice porridge, kabocha puree, and so on.
Feed the baby once a day, then gradually increase it to 2 times and then 3 times a day
Give the baby chopped fruit, fruit juice, or vegetables as a snack between 2 meals
Keep giving the baby breast milk as needed
Encourage the baby to actively move and play
Avoid using laxatives, unless prescribed by a doctor

If the complaint doesn't seem to get better in 1 to 2 days after undergoing the above treatments, you should check your baby directly with a pediatrician so that you get the best treatment.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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