BAB In The Age Of 7 Months Thick Yellow?
Morning, my child is 7 months old I give milk, after every drink of milk. He chapters, but the liquid is not liquid. The chapters are thick yellow too. 1 day can be 5-7 kli. It’s just not losing weight. In fact, it increases. Is there a problem with the milk? Or indeed he was the chapter so. Thank you
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There is a variation in the normal frequency of children's bowel movements based on their age. In the newborn age group until the age of 2 months, the frequency of bowel movements is relatively higher, especially if exclusively breastfed. Frequency of bowel movements in this age group can reach 10 times a day. This is related to the still strong reflexes of the bowel movements of babies at that age so that babies can defecate immediately after eating. In this age range, baby feces are usually liquid, foamy, and smell sour because their digestion cannot digest lactose (sugar contained in milk) properly.
After the age of 2 months, the frequency of defecation of the baby becomes less frequent. This is related to the continued development of the function of the baby's digestive tract and the baby's reflexes begin to decrease. Lactase enzyme levels to digest lactose in the baby's digestive tract are also getting sufficient so that lactose digestion is getting better. However, the coordination of the muscles around the baby's anus is still not perfect so the baby may still have difficulty removing the stool that begins to solidify. Babies at this age can defecate 1 time in 5-7 days. The frequency of defecating a child is the same as an adult at the age of three, which is about once a day.
In general, if your baby poops once after drinking milk but with stool consistency that is not liquid, yellow, not accompanied by phlegm / blood / foul odor / abdominal pain that keeps him fussy / vomiting / fever, and his body weight continues to grow according to age, then you don't need to worry. However, so that your baby's condition can be evaluated properly and given appropriate treatment (if necessary), you are advised to check your baby to a doctor or pediatrician. Later the doctor will conduct anamnesis and physical examination to assess the nutritional status as well as the adequacy and suitability of milk products for your baby.
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