Why Does A Baby’s Stomach Get Bloated And Hard?
Hello good evening, I am the new mother of my child who is only 20 months old, his stomach is hard and distended, at the puk “there is no noise too, in the massage ” also kyak. still bloated? Why? Mhon the explanation, thank you.
Hello, good evening Ms. Zaii ...
Distended belly / looks big and hard can be caused by various things, such as:
wrong way of eating or drinking, for example eating too hastily, swallowing too much air when eating, drinking using a straw or pacifier, etc. production of excess stomach acid due to sensitive to certain foods lactose intolerance (carbohydrate from milk and its preparations) infection gastrointestinal tract due to parasites, such as intestinal worms due to virus or battery gastrointestinal infections, which generally causes complaints of liquid chapter / diarrhea conditions of malnutrition and so on
To ensure the condition experienced by your child, a direct examination is needed by a doctor. In general, if the child does not experience complaints such as vomiting, do not want to eat, liquid chapter more than 3 times a day, fuss, and look in pain, then the condition experienced likely not dangerous. However, you should still check your child to a pediatrician if the complaint persists for more than 1 week. If deemed necessary, the doctor may suggest additional tests such as stool / stool examination.
While waiting for your doctor's appointment, here are some suggestions we can give:
Avoid giving formula milk, except on doctor's recommendation. Keep giving enough milk to teach children to eat slowly, avoid giving food that is too hot or too cold, avoid giving foods that contain gases such as cabbage, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and so on. Reduce fruit juice intake. The content of fructose and sucrose in fruit juice in some children is even difficult to digest so that instead of triggering the formation of gas do baby massage gently, ie in the abdomen the baby rotates clockwise
That's all, hope that helps, ma'am ...