The 29 Day Old Baby’s Stomach Is Hard And Distended After Drinking Milk?
Hi, r n My baby is 29 days old, every hbs of milk, always spit up and her stomach is bloated and hard and often likes to drink, is that a natural thing. Previously, I went to the doctor and was given an interlac, but his stomach was still distended and not hard. R nSince he often spit up, when I hbs milk I often sleep on a nursing pillow (bntk u). Is it dangerous if the baby sleeps too high for a long time?
Hello Mrs. Rinaki,
Adults can get rid of excess gas in the digestive tract by flatus / farting or belching. Babies get gas easily because they can't get rid of excess gas in the stomach like adults because their muscles are not well coordinated. Bloating usually occurs due to the amount of air that enters the digestive tract, for example due to prolonged crying, nipples that are not suitable for their age, poor attachment to the nipples, less effective breastfeeding and so on. Bloating can also be caused by disorders of the digestive tract, such as infection, blockage or other, although rarely.
Babies often spit up are also natural, because the muscles separating the esophagus and stomach are not yet fully formed. Coupled with the air that enters the digestive tract. The baby also seems to be pushing a lot because the coordination of the anal muscles to pass dirt or gas is not good.
To get around this, you can do:
Burping your baby after feeding is by holding the baby upright, the baby's chin on your shoulder. Gently pat your baby's back until they burp. Or you can lie flat on your lap to burp.
Try to attach the baby's mouth to the nipple or pacifier properly. Use an age appropriate pacifier. A hole that is too small or large can allow a lot of air to enter the digestive tract.
Do not stimulate the baby too much after breastfeeding, for example by laughing, joking or moving him around.
It's actually okay to put your baby to sleep on a nursing pillow. However, it must be monitored closely, because the baby's neck is not strong enough to support his head. It is feared that a high pillow can cause the airway to bend because the neck cannot support it, and airway obstruction occurs. Adjust the baby's position as comfortable as possible.
As long as your baby is cheerful, healthy, willing to breastfeed, and is gaining weight with age, you don't have to worry. Weigh your baby every month, immunize according to schedule.