8-month-old Baby CHAPTER Loose Black Mucus?
HealthReplies.com, I want to ask about my baby who is 8 months old. My baby has more runny than usual, diarrhea. But it is not loose stools. In one day only 1 or 2x diarrhea, and the last diarrhea accompanied by long black mucus, after that he did not defecate until today (the slimy chapter was only yesterday). I was curious, why could there be black mucus, and my child in those 2 days did not just drink milk, because I was traveling long distances by airplane, I brought water for my milk from home. Is black mucus dangerous?
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Conditions for defecation disorders in infants need further observation. In infants, bowel movements can occur from 3 - 10 times per day, with consumption of breast milk or formula can reach 3-5 times per day. Stool / stools in infants can have a semi-solid consistency but are not completely runny, still sterile. If the baby's stool looks completely runny, there is no pulp, the frequency exceeds 10 times per day, the baby looks fussy, thirsty, accompanied by blood spots, greenish and foamy, needs further attention because it can be caused by medical conditions such as infection in the digestive tract by a virus , infections by bacteria, infections by parasites, or allergies to milk / formula milk consumed.
If you suspect that a baby has an intestinal disorder and infection, there are a number of symptoms and danger signs that need to be considered in your baby, including:
Babies look fussy and tend to be thirsty or babies look limp.
Babies become difficult to drink or consume MPASI.
The baby cries but does not shed tears.
Baby's eyes look coward.
Baby's lips look dry, pale.
Increased frequency of bowel movements, liquid consistency, no pulp, spraying. BAB greenish, blackish, fishy-smelling, there are patches of blood / fresh blood.
The baby's anus and buttocks area becomes reddish due to defecating stool.
High fever in measurements with a thermometer.
Babies do not urinate, or urine production is reduced.
If such symptoms are found, it is advisable to seek treatment from a pediatrician regarding examination and management related to your optimal condition, supporting examinations such as blood tests, stool examinations, or other examinations as indicated. Avoid providing self-medication without consulting a doctor, make sure and maintain the hygiene of the use of bottles to give the baby a drink and food provided for your child's consumption.
Hopefully this information can help you,