Substitution Of Milk In Children After Difficult Bowel Movements?
I want to ask if from a baby drinking SGM milk, I want to replace it with DANCOW milk or not. The problem is that my child has difficulty defecating. Now my child is almost 1 year old.
Thank you for the question.
Provision of additional milk other than breast milk is actually not recommended for infants whose age is still not even 1 year old. Because, at a very young age, the risk of babies experiencing allergies, digestive disorders, disorders of nutritional status, and other health problems due to improper consumption of milk is still very large. Therefore, as long as your milk production is still adequate, you should only give milk to your baby. Breastfeeding is also very useful in helping constipation in infants. As a complement to nutritional needs, also give your baby enough water, and teach your baby to consume variations of MPASI (complementary foods) that have a balanced nutritional value, for example meat, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, grains, and fruits.
Supplementation of milk for infants younger than 1 year is only allowed for urgent cases, and even then it must be done on the recommendation of a pediatrician. So, it is not enough just to consult online like this huh ..
To help increase milk production, while dealing with constipation in infants, here are our recommendations for you:
Be more diligent about breastfeeding your baby directly from the breast, and also your milk every 2 hours
Drink more, eat a variety of nutritious foods, and don't stress too much, so that the milk production increases
Give the baby MPASI which is softer and contains more fiber when it is difficult to defecate, also gives it more water
Don't make it a habit to give baby food or instant drinks, except when it's urgent
In between baby meals, give him a snack that is healthy and rich in fiber, such as cut fruit, juice, whole-grain cereals
Encourage children to move a lot, do not be too quiet and lie down
Perform gentle massage on the baby's stomach by turning clockwise, and also move his feet like pedaling a bicycle
Do not carelessly give drugs, including laxatives, to infants, without a prescription and doctor's advice
Check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician if the steps above have not been successful in overcoming constipation
Hope this helps ...