Prolonged Diarrhea In Infants Aged 1 Month?
Hi my baby is 1 month 6 days old. From birth until now, you can always defecate up to 7 times a day. Anyway, every time he urinates, he defecates too. Sometimes there is a lot of defecation and sometimes a little.rnAnd my baby has the flu and his nose is often blocked.rnMy question: Is it normal to have a bowel movement?rnWhat is the medicine for the flu and how is it treated for a stuffy nose?
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In newborns (especially the first week), diarrhea does not always indicate a pathological condition (disease). It could also be that the baby has physiological diarrhea, which is the result of the digestive tract being very sensitive in digesting the incoming food or drink. This condition can be minimized by exclusive breastfeeding so as not to burden the digestive work.
However, if this diarrhea persists until the baby is more than 1 month old, it is necessary to re-examine whether there are other possible causes. Some examples are:
Providing additional food or drink other than breast milk; this condition can cause the baby to experience intolerance, malabsorption, and poisoning. Gastrointestinal tract infections; can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites Crohn's disease (chronic intestinal inflammation) Fistula (abnormal channel) that connects the urinary tract with the digestive tract, etc. Meanwhile, nasal congestion that often recurs in infants, if not accompanied by other complaints, such as fever or nosebleeds, the possible cause is allergies. This condition may recur if the trigger of the allergy itself has not been identified. In addition, nasal congestion can also arise due to infection in the respiratory tract, deviation of the nasal septum, nasal polyps, nasal entry of foreign objects, and so on.
You should not give drugs carelessly at the age of your baby who is still very small. Check your baby directly to the doctor so that the best treatment can be done. To evaluate the possible cause of the diarrhea, the doctor can perform laboratory tests, stool cultures, and ultrasound. The doctor may also perform a rhinoscopy to assess possible causes of nasal congestion if necessary.
In the meantime, you should first do the following efforts:
Give your baby exclusive breast milk Always keep yourself, baby and your surroundings clean. When you give expressed breast milk, make sure the breast milk is still fit for consumption and stored in a sterile container. Before breastfeeding, make it a habit to wash your hands and wipe your breasts with a clean towel. exposed to cold temperatures, dust mites, or excessive pollen Dry the baby in the sun before 9 am Bathe the baby with warm water Do not give the baby cold breast milk Hope this helps..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah