1. Pay attention to formula feeding
In infants who are given formula milk, they will increase the risk of having difficulty defecating, so in giving formula milk to babies, you should pay attention to the dosage rules so that you pay attention to the right dilution and not too thick, also pay attention to the dosage and the rules listed on the formula milk packaging label.
2. Determine the Suitable Formula Milk for Babies
Some formulas may not be suitable for your baby so you have to be selective in your diet formula feeding. You need to remember, giving formula milk that is changed frequently will disturb your baby’s digestion, triggering constipation. You can ask your doctor for a recommendation for a suitable formula according to your baby’s needs.
3. Gently massage the baby’s stomach
you can give massage gently around the baby’s stomach, work from the umbilical cord outwards in a circular motion clockwise. You can use a special baby cream or oil to make it easier for a gentle massage.
4. Perform light movements
First you can lay the baby on his back, then the movement of your baby’s legs is like pedaling a bicycle in the air. With this light movement will help in moving the abdominal muscles and will apply gentle pressure to facilitate bowel movements.
5. Meet your baby’s fiber adequacy
Try to meet the fiber needs of vegetables and fruit every day, of course, for babies aged 6 months and over. You can give the juice with the right amount for your baby so that digestion is easier and can soften the stool in the baby. A pattern of food intake that is not in accordance with your fiber needs will double the incidence of constipation in children, don’t forget to meet your baby’s fluid needs, both from breast milk and water (at 6 months of age and over).
6. Make your baby’s body warm
You can make your baby relax, one of which is by taking a bath using warm water, this way it will help smooth bowel movements in your baby. Do not stimulate the baby’s anus by inserting objects into his anus, one by using the tip of a thermometer on your baby’s anus, this will cause injury.
If you have difficulty dealing with difficulty defecating in babies with the above methods, you should immediately consult a doctor and do not give drugs without a doctor’s prescription. One of them is by giving laxatives without the doctor’s permission, however the main cause of constipation in your baby must be known beforehand because it is feared that it is due to certain diseases that will cause problems for the baby’s health in the future.