Newborns Have Difficulty Defecating And Redness Of The Anus After Defecation?

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good afternoon . my son is only 2 weeks old, since the second day after birth he has been drinking formula milk because my breast milk doesn’t come out and once it comes out a little bit. It’s been 3 days since my child has had a hard and hard defecation until he is crying, his anus is also immediately red after defecating. what’s the solution? My child’s milk is lactogen.

1 Answer:

Hi rifka,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Giving additional food or drink to babies who are very young (less than 6 months) has the potential to cause digestive disorders, one of which is constipation (constipation). This condition can arise due to the components of formula milk which tend to be difficult to digest by the baby's respiratory tract which is still very sensitive. It could also be, constipation appears as a result of the baby's intolerance to the lactose content in the milk you give. When you are constipated, the passage of hard stools can cause irritation around the anus. This is what is likely to make your baby often cry during bowel movements and his anus is reddish.

It's also possible, in addition to the milk given, your baby's constipation is caused by a disease, such as Crohn's disease (chronic inflammation of the intestines), hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood), hypothyroidism (hypoactive thyroid gland), volvulus (twisted intestines). , etc.

Is your baby vomiting? Does the stomach feel hard? So, are there other complaints that your baby is experiencing?

If the complaint has occurred for 3 days, or appears accompanied by other complaints as mentioned above, you should immediately check your baby to the doctor. Avoid giving any medicine (including laxatives) if it is not prescribed directly by the doctor.

Meanwhile, you can help overcome your baby's complaints through the following efforts:

As much as possible, do relactation (breastfeeding back milk) Slowly, stop feeding formula Massage the baby's stomach periodically in a circular way like clockwork, followed by moving the baby's feet as if pedaling a bicycle Avoid giving any additional food or drink Apply a flushed baby's anus with baby oil Relactation is not an easy matter. However, you need to know that all mothers who have been pregnant and have given birth will actually be able to breastfeed their babies with enough breast milk. As for your milk production, which seems low in the early days after giving birth, it is actually very normal for this to occur due to imbalanced hormones and generally ineffective breastfeeding methods. This condition should not be overcome by giving additional milk. Feed your baby directly from your breast as often as possible so that he will return to breastfeeding. The more often you breastfeed your baby, the more milk you will produce. And, the closer your child is to not breastfeeding, the greater the chances of successful relactation. If you find it difficult to do relactation, don't hesitate to consult a lactation consultant doctor.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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