Should Change The Milk?
hello, my child is 4 months old, coincidentally my child is using free breast milk about 2 months ago. lately my child is often spit up but sometimes a lot is not left. why is it because the sufor doesn’t match? a month ago my son was also spit up but a lot and accompanied by blood I had time to go to a pediatrician for treatment, but the results were not satisfactory, he said that my child only had a cold cough even though at that time my child was healthy and cheerful and did not have a cold. and today my child continues to chapters 4 times but it is not watery like diarrhea. why ? Is it because of the milk again? I happen to use lovetona milk 🙂
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Need to clarify beforehand, why are you not breastfeeding your baby anymore? Has the selection of formula milk for your baby been preceded by a consultation with a doctor? How is your baby growing? Is it in accordance with the standard of age?
Giving formula milk that is not right is very risky to cause various digestive disorders, ranging from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic, bloating, frequent passing of gas, and so on. Not only that, improper formula milk can also make children's nutritional intake inadequate or even excess so that it affects their growth.
In contrast to spitting up which can still be considered a normal thing, vomiting is characterized by a large discharge from the mouth at a fast burst rate. If you look at the information you convey, most likely what your baby is experiencing is vomiting, not spitting up. This vomiting can occur due to various reasons, apart from improper feeding of formula milk, it can also be due to gastrointestinal tract infections, head or neck injuries, excessive coughing, aspiration (choking), excessive crying or laughter, viral or bacterial infections. others, and so on. If this vomiting is accompanied by frequent bowel movements, it is likely that the cause is indigestion, it could be milk, or the entry of pathogenic microorganisms into the digestive tract, for example through hands or unclean toys.
To differentiate between them, it's a good idea to check your baby again with a pediatrician so that further observation can be made, including for example if necessary blood tests, ultrasound, stool culture, and so on. If it's true because of the milk, the doctor can direct you to provide other milk alternatives that are more suitable for your baby's condition while waiting for you to relactate (breastfeed again).
Although it is not easy, relactation can still be done in babies who have stopped breastfeeding for 2 months. Provided that there are no contraindications for you to breastfeed your baby, it is highly recommended to re-breastfeed your baby with breast milk. It is undeniable that the content of breast milk is very good for supporting the health of babies, especially digestive health. That way, your baby will not easily experience vomiting or diarrhea. Our advice, in addition to checking your child back to the doctor, also consult a lactation consultant doctor for assistance in the relactation process.
Hope this helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah