Normal Frequency Of Bowel Movements In Children With Solids?
Good afternoon, I want to ask that my child is now starting to fill up but I am confused why my child has started to eat but the chapter is not taken every day like other babies. last week my child was just a 4 day chapter, then a second 5 days a new chapter. and now it’s been a week before the chapter. what should I do … r nBefore my child often experienced this kind of thing when I was exclusive breastfeeding. almost 2 weeks before the chapter. but now that I’ve started eating, how about if I haven’t yet?
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Every child has different BAB patterns, including children when they are still exclusively breastfed or when they have received MPASI. As long as the child does not experience certain disorders during bowel movements, does not cry when straining, feces are not hard and difficult to remove, the stomach is not bloated, the baby does not become more fussy, so there is actually nothing to worry about. If the baby experiences the symptoms above, chances are your baby is experiencing constipation. Constipation is very common in babies who are just starting MPASI. The following are some of the causes:
Infants consume less fibrous food (less given vegetables and fruit)
Babies consume a lot of food which causes constipation
Reduced infant fluid intake (reduced consumption of milk / formula milk, babies do not drink water)
Babies drink too much formula milk
Babies are given iron supplements
The following are some things you can do:
Stimulate the baby to move a lot according to the age of its development.
Frequently moving baby's feet like pedaling a bicycle
Wash the baby by soaking in warm water, then massage the baby's abdomen gently from the top of the navel to the lower left abdomen for about 3 minutes
Give extra fluids to the baby. You can offer babies over 6 months to drink water when the baby is eating.
Complete the baby's MPASI with vegetables and fruits too
Give fruits that can help reduce constipation such as apricots, peaches, prunes, mashed pears (according to the stages of the baby's development)
If you provide rice or potato cereals, try replacing them with more fibrous ones such as brown rice, brown rice, whole-grain cereals, or oatmeal.
Never give CHAPTER stimulants to infants without permission from a pediatrician
Because at this time your child has not defecated for 1 week, you should take the child to the pediatrician for evaluation first. Next, do the things above to help prevent constipation in your child.
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