Overcoming Babies Aged 2 Weeks Have Difficulty Defecating?
Dear HealthReplies.com, r n r n My baby is 2 weeks, 2 days ago I gave formula milk, because my breast milk came out a little, a mixture of formula milk and breast milk, giving formula milk: 1x first day, the second day 2x, the third day is full of breast milk again, from the second day to the third day (now) my baby does not defecate, only urinate, is it normal? And what should I do to make my baby poop? R n r nThank you
Hello good morning Nuki.
Defecation habits (including the frequency) vary from baby to baby. This is also influenced by many things, such as drinking patterns, the amount of intake of drinks, the physical activity of the baby, and the speed at which the baby's body can digest the intake. Babies are said to have difficulty defecating if they have less than two bowel movements a week. Defecation is also said to be difficult if the shape of the stool is harder than usual, although the frequency does not change. However, for infants aged 0 months to 5 months who consume breast milk, defecating once a week is still considered normal.
Some of the causes for babies having difficulty defecating include:
consuming formula milk that has been given solid food, experiencing dehydration (lack of fluids), experiencing certain diseases, such as food allergies, digestive system disorders from birth, thyroid hormone deficiency disease, and so on.
If your baby is currently active, still wants to breastfeed, is not fussy, can still fart, does not experience vomiting, does not have a lump in the stomach, does not have a fever, and does not appear to be in pain, then you don't need to worry too much. However, if these things happen, immediately get your baby checked by the doctor or the nearest Emergency Unit. If your baby does not defecate after 2 weeks, then you need to get your child checked by a doctor. Meanwhile, you can still breastfeed your baby. You need to pay attention that the more often you breastfeed your baby, your body will release hormones to produce more breast milk, so the milk will increase. Conversely, the less often you breastfeed your baby, the less milk production will be.
Here are some tips that you can do to help your baby's bowel smooth:
Bathing the baby with warm water. Enough milk for your baby. Do a gentle massage on the baby's stomach with a circular motion. Let the child stay active, or you can help the child to move his body, for example by moving the baby's legs such as the movement of a bicycle, etc. This can help the baby's bowel movements
So hopefully this helps ma'am ...
Greetings, dr. Denisa