Overcoming Constipation In Children 16 Months?
alodok! my child is 16 months old bb 11 kg is still breast milk, often constipated, can not even defecate if not helped by microlax and feces are always small, dry and very hard and this happens repeatedly. still want to eat vegetables and drink lots of water but urinate rarely, the diaper is never full, the child is active and sweat a lot. how to overcome constipation and dependence with microlax TSB?
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Need to be clarified, how many times does your baby usually defecate (BAB) a week? Is it less than 3 times? Have you ever encountered blood or phlegm in his stool? Does your baby have other complaints, such as colic, hard stomach, vomiting, decreased appetite, and so on? For how long have your baby's bowel movements experienced this?
Objectively, a new baby is said to have constipation when bowel movements are less than 3 times a week. This condition, often appears accompanied by the consistency of hard, small or very large stools, is difficult to remove, so that it often gets stuck in the anus and irritates the anus, often even clogging the toilet. Not infrequently also, because of constipation, your baby is experiencing Catholic, hard stomach, vomiting, and decreased appetite.
Various factors can cause constipation in babies. Mainly, this condition is related to lack of fiber and fluid intake. However, often also, this condition is triggered by the baby's habit of holding bowel movements, toilet training that is too early, changes in food consistency become more dense, changes in routine (for example when traveling, drastic climate change, starting to enter school), cow's milk allergy, genetic, to other diseases, such as gastrointestinal anatomy malformations, metabolic or digestive disorders, and so on.
This condition, if the occurrence has exceeded 2 weeks, should be checked directly to a doctor or pediatrician. Although often not dangerous, if left unchecked, this condition is feared to continue to cause a habit that is considered normal so that the impact on the appearance of wounds in the anus, prolapsus ani, even encopresis. Avoid giving any medication carelessly, including laxatives as you often give, without a prescription directly from a doctor, especially in the long run, to avoid the risk of dangerous side effects.
In addition to checking the baby to the doctor, you should also take the following steps:
Give more babies fiber-rich foods, for example fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds Give babies more to drink Encourage babies to actively play and move Avoid doing toilet training too early, start later at the age of the baby stepping on 2-3 years Remind baby not to hold back BAB for the sake of his own health Hope it helps huh ..