Normally, a newborn who consumed milk, bowel movements around 8 to 10 times a day. The form was liquid. If the baby is formula-fed, the frequency of bowel movements magnitude of about 2 to 6 times a day. Once he knows complementary feeding, especially if you’ve known solids, stool frequency magnitude decreases (ranging from 1 to 2 times a day) with a more solid form.
Diarrhea occurs when the frequency of bowel movements a baby more than normal and form liquid / liquid. Sometimes there is a child in stool 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, infant diarrhea caused by indigestion come baby intruding bacteria. Source, can be of less when making infant formula. But it could be because your child is allergic to cow’s milk protein in infant formula contained.
The possibility of allergy to babies who are breastfed, there is still a possibility as well, although much smaller than the infants who received formula milk. Breastfed infants with diarrhea is usually due to eating certain foods that her mother was carrying an allergic reaction to her baby.
The important thing dangerous when your baby diarrhea, is a lack of fluid (dehydration). In addition, if after the nutritional therapy of diarrhea is not done perfectly, your child will be at risk of malnutrition which could lead to impaired growth.
To prevent dehydration baby, do these steps:
Give your child fluids whenever diarrhea, so that the body fluid that comes out with the stool can be immediately replaced.
Continue to give milk, or infant formula, other liquids as well as water.
If your child has received complementary foods or solid foods, continue to provide nutritious food that is not spicy, and maintain strict hygiene administration began during manufacture to eat.
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 salt-sugar solution. Starch or salt-water.
It is also required to constantly monitor the condition of the child. When the nascent signs of dehydration, immediately take it to the doctor. also when in the stool looks red (blood), black (blood clot) or the whiteness (due to liver disease).
It also gives special attention to the area around the diaper, because the area is easily irritated due to the frequent small bowel movements and changes diapers. Clean with soft and dry, so as not to slow. Wipe the area with a gentle lotion every time you change a diaper. Instead, every 3 hours once checked his diaper and dressing.