Selection Of Milk That Is Suitable For 3 Months Baby Who Is Allergic To Cow’s Milk?
u003cspan id=”:bt.co” class=”tL8wMe EMoHub” dir=”ltr” style=”text-align: left;”u003eDear Doctor,,u003cbru003e I’m Ika Novita, a mother of a 3 month old baby. So, my son has diarrhea 7 times a day, red spots appear on his forehead, and coughs up a runny nose. By the pediatrician who examined it, my child was diagnosed with cow’s milk allergy and advised him to change cow’s milk to soy milk. However, after using soy milk for 1 week, my baby has difficulty defecating (has not had a bowel movement for 5 days). For that, I ask for advice from the doctor, what milk is suitable for my baby. In addition, I also read articles about the use of soy milk, it is recommended for babies aged over 6 months (while my baby is only 3 months old). Please enlighten me, Doctor…u003cbru003e Thank youu003c/spanu003e
Hello, liliknurjannah, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
If you have been diagnosed with cow's milk allergy, then several things must be done to prevent unwanted things from happening:
1. Avoid drinking cow’s milk or foods containing cow’s milk
2. If initially you drink formula milk, replace it with soy milk
3. If you are still breast milk, you should also avoid drinking cow's milk because the protein contained in it can be contained in your breast milk
It is true, the use of soy milk is recommended for infants aged over 6 months. However, if the discussion and consultation with the pediatrician has been carried out, then you don't need to worry anymore because the doctor has considered that in the condition of your child, giving soy milk has more positives than negatives. However, give soy milk made from whole soybeans (whole) not low-fat or nonfat. The following is a link regarding a guide to choosing soy milk for children.
Constipated babies are characterized as defecating less than 3x a week or the baby must strain/look sick when passing stools, the stools are small and hard. Babies need to adapt again to the new nutrients that enter their intestines. However, if the baby is constipated accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, fussiness, bloody and slimy stools, bloated and stiff stomach, can't fart, feels a lump in his stomach, then immediately take the baby to the nearest hospital. To expedite the baby's bowel movements, do the following:
1. Give plenty of water to make stools softer and watery
2. Poloxamer drop 0.3 ml stool softener can be added to children's drinks, consult your doctor
3. Activate your child’s feet by moving their feet like a bicycle ride
4. Wipe the baby’s tummy gently and slowly with telon oil
If within 3 days of trying the methods above have not improved or other symptoms appear as I mentioned earlier, consult your doctor immediately.
That's it, I hope it's useful.
dr. Sarah Rizqia