The Reason Why Babies Aged 8 Months Often Push When They Want To Defecate?
At noon, I want to ask my child, now 8 months old. Since I was given complementary food for breastfeeding during the chapter, it was often difficult .. N now instead she often pushes when I want to chapter .. Even though I saw the chapter too Good not hard .. What is the solution .. r nThank you
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Straining does not always indicate a baby having difficulty defecating. This straining can also occur due to contractions of the baby's stomach muscles, for example due to:
Changes in position, for example when the baby wants to roll over or sit
Feeling discomfort in the stomach, for example due to heartburn, bloating, or colic
Expressions of certain emotions, for example when they are angry or want to cry, and so on
Babies who are learning to consume foods other than breast milk (MPASI) are very natural to be more difficult to defecate. This condition occurs because the digestive tract is still adapting to changes in texture and different types of food from breast milk. As long as the frequency of defecating does not occur less than 2 times a week, the consistency of the stool is still reasonable (not hard or like goat droppings), and your baby doesn't show any danger signs, such as vomiting, colic that doesn't go away, bloody stools, and so, it is likely that this condition is not dangerous.
You can resolve these complaints by doing the following:
Increase the density of your baby's solids gradually, not too drastically
Give the baby solid foods with portions and frequency according to their age
Alternate the feeding with healthy snacks, for example steamed fruit or vegetables
Also give the baby lots of breast milk and water so that the bowel movements are smoother
Diligently massaging the baby's stomach, for example after bathing, using both hands to form a circular motion clockwise
If the complaint does not improve within 3 to 5 days, or other danger signs appear as mentioned above, do not delay checking your baby directly to a doctor or pediatrician. Avoid giving any drugs (including laxatives) to the baby, unless a doctor directly who prescribed it.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah