Babies 3 Months Old Baby Slimy Green?

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I want to ask … my child is 3 months 4 days fullation, while I have a cold a few days the pups are slimy sometimes green (too much foremilk because it’s only a short time) sometimes yellow but there is mucus … last night when I wanted to change diapers I saw pup ‘it is green with mucus but this time there is a brown mucus that is about 3 cm long … in the morning when I return to replace brown mucus diapers, is this condition dangerous? what should I do? is it true that if there is mucus, the mucus is phlegm?

1 Answer:

Hi Adjeng,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Feces of greenish or yellowish slimy babies in infants who consume exclusive breast milk are often not dangerous. Right as you said, excessive consumption of foremilk in breast milk that is not offset by hindmilk is indeed the most frequent trigger for this. Mucus in the nose during colds, if ingested into the gastrointestinal tract can also make stool more slimy. In a normal case, the baby will defecate as usual, no more than 3 times a day, the stool consistency is good (not liquid), and no other complaints appear (eg fever, nausea, vomiting, fussing, bloating, colic, not wanting to suckle) .


As for the long brown mucus that you observe in your baby's stool, it can also be a natural thing due to the lumpy stool component. In rare conditions, it could also, brown mucus in the stool is actually blood or worms, which can come out if your baby has a wound or infection in the digestive tract. Mucus in your baby's stool may also indicate this condition or other diseases, such as food allergies, intolerance or malabsorption, intestinal inflammation, poisoning, intussusception, volvulus, and so on. In cases like this, complaints usually do not appear alone, but are accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, fussing, bloating, colic, do not want to suckle, or other severe complaints.


Safer, you can check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be further evaluated through physical examination, and supporting examinations (such as stool tests, blood tests, or ultrasound) if needed. Depending on the cause, the condition of your baby can later be handled differently.


The following steps you can do in the meantime:

Consistently breastfeeding infants with exclusive breastfeeding until the age of 6 months
Before breastfeeding your baby, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly, wipe your breasts with a clean washcloth soaked in warm water
Also clean your baby's oral cavity when breastfeeding, before going to sleep, and while bathing
Always keep the environment around the baby clean
Also diligently bathe the baby and wash hands and shorten the nails
Make sure your baby does not swallow dangerous foreign objects
If the baby has a cold, keep it away from exposure to air conditioners or excessive fans, cigarette smoke, dust, pollution, and give him warm clothes
Do not carelessly give babies drugs without a prescription

Hope this helps ...

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