Baby Diarrhea And Feces Are Pale Yellow?
Alodok good night. I want to ask for a few days my baby is 4 months old, he has a hot body pain and some days his puppies have diarrhea and his pup is pale yellow, is that dangerous? Please answer yes. Thanks
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The color of feces of babies who are still exclusively breastfed (just breast milk) is normally golden yellow or bright yellow. This color comes from bile liquid that enters the digestive tract to process the fat contained in food eaten by infants (breast milk).
If the baby's stool is pale yellow, this indicates that the bile cannot come out to digest the fat in the digestive tract. This can occur due to a blockage in the duct or gallbladder. This blockage can occur due to failure of formation or birth defects (biliary atresia), stones and infection. On a total blockage, the chapter will be white like putty.
To ascertain what happens to the child's mother, you should immediately consult with a pediatrician. The doctor will do a thorough examination. If necessary, will carry out investigations, such as abdominal ultrasound. Later the doctor will provide treatment according to the cause of the disease.
Meanwhile, give your baby paracetamol according to his weight to reduce fever. Feed the baby more often to prevent the baby from becoming dehydrated due to fever and diarrhea. Mothers can undress mother and baby while breastfeeding, this is called skin to skin contact, which is one way to transfer baby's heat to the mother's skin. Compress can also help reduce fever, by using warm compresses on baby's forehead, neck and armpits.
Remember, don't delay consulting your pediatrician, ma'am.
Thus hopefully useful.