Diarrhea Baby Breast Milk or Formula?

Give fluids each time your baby diarrhea, so that body fluid that comes out with stool can be immediately replaced.

Normally, newborns who consume milk, bowel movements about 8 to 10 times a day. The form was a liquid. When formula-fed infants, stool frequency magnitude of about 2 to 6 times a day. After he was familiar with complementary feeding, especially if you are familiar with solid food, stool frequency diminished magnitude (ranging from 1 to 2 times a day) with more solid form.

Diarrhea occurs when the frequency of bowel movements your baby more than normal and form a liquid / liquid. Sometimes the little stool contained mucus, in addition to fever and vomiting. This depends on the cause. To be sure, most babies will fuss for diarrhea, because the stomach does feel very uncomfortable.

Generally, diarrhea in infants caused by indigestion come baby intruding bacteria. Source, could be of less higenisnya during manufacture of infant formula. But it could also be because your child is allergic to cow’s milk protein contained in milk formulas.

Possible allergy to infants who consumed breast milk, there is still a possibility as well although much smaller than the infants who received formula milk. Breastfed infants suffering from diarrhea is usually because the mother ate certain foods that turned out to bring an allergic reaction to her baby.

The important thing dangerous when your baby diarrhea, is a shortage of fluids (dehydration). In addition, if after the nutritional therapy of diarrhea is not done perfectly, your child will be at risk of malnutrition that can lead to impaired growth.

To prevent infant dehydration, perform these steps:

Give fluids each time your baby diarrhea, so that body fluid that comes out with stool can be immediately replaced.

Continue to give milk, or formula, as well as other liquids such as water.

If your baby is well fed breast milk or solid foods, continue to provide nutritious foods that do not marinated sharp, and keep strict hygiene began during manufacture to delivery meals.

If diarrhea does not stop, given fluids to drink ORS prepared specifically for infants and toddlers (10 ml / kg / times diarrhea or vomiting). It could also be a salt-sugar solution. Or salt-water starch.

It also must continue to monitor the condition of the child. When the nascent signs of dehydration, immediately take it to the doctor. Begiu also when in the stool appear red (blood), black (blood clot) or whitish (due to disease in the liver).

It also gives special attention to the area around the diaper, because this area is easily irritated due to the small frequent bowel movements and changing diapers. Clean with a soft and dry, so as not to slow. Wipe the area with a gentle lotion every time you change the diaper. Instead, every 3 hours once checked his diaper and dressing.

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