Overcoming Diarrhea In Infants Aged 8 Months Who Drink Formula Milk?
Hello, r n r n My child is 8 months old. 2 weeks of diarrhea but still active, brought to the doctor was told to change Bebelove FL milk (previously consumed Bebelove), but the diarrhea didn’t stop, it became even more smelly and runny. positive. From the results, we are advised to replace the milk with soy milk (now we consume chil mi soya). R nConsuming soy milk, the stool is hard. In fact, often straining, but nothing comes out. R n r nPlease help. Do you need to change the milk again? R n r nOh yes, before my child had diarrhea my child went home for two weeks. During this homecoming time most of the time is spent on the road. Is it possible that the cause of diarrhea is just a cold and not milk? R n r nThank you. R n r nGreetings
Diarrhea in babies can indeed be caused by milk, either because of an allergy to formula milk, or due to lactose intolerance. Generally, diarrhea due to "unsuitable milk" can be accompanied by flatulence, vomiting, stomach cramps, and other allergy symptoms (skin rash, swelling of the face, itching, runny nose), and these symptoms appear several minutes to several hours after drinking milk.
However, diarrhea in babies is not only caused by not being compatible with milk, but can also be caused by other things such as:
Food poisoning Bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections Consuming too much fruit juice Food allergies other than milk If by changing the milk to soy milk then your child becomes constipated, I suggest that you take your child for control with the pediatrician first so that an evaluation can be done against his condition. Then your child can be given maximum further treatment by the doctor.
Some tips you can do:
Give enough fluids for the baby Give complementary foods fruit or vegetables to the baby if the baby is constipated Encourage the baby to be active You can help the baby to exercise by moving the baby's feet like riding a bicycle Keep the baby's hands clean and toys that may enter the mouth baby to clean The following articles related to the topic of your question:
Diarrhea in babies
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y