Breastfeeding Babies Accompanied By Straining?
Hello r nI want to ask why when I breastfeed my baby I always keep doing it r nThus lately she is often getting chapters r nIn a day, 5 times, but the chapters are a little bit runny then r n Is that diarrhea is it normal? r nThe problem is already almost a week the chapters are like that r nI am so worried r nOh yeah my baby’s age has been 2 months 5 days r n
Hello Melda, thanks for the question
Defecation patterns in infants vary widely depending on the baby's age, digestive organ function, nervous system function, and metabolic rate. To assess the pattern of defecating in infants, apart from assessing the frequency of bowel movements in a day, stool consistency and color were also assessed.
In infants who are exclusively breastfed, the frequency of bowel movements will decrease significantly in the first 3 months, with an average of 2-4 times per day. However, according to research, babies who are breastfed experience more frequent bowel movements than those who only receive formula milk. However, frequent defecation does not mean that the child has diarrhea, because with age the frequency of bowel movements decreases because the baby's digestive organs will be more mature.
Likewise with the consistency of the stool, in babies who are given breast milk the consistency of the stool tends to be more flaccid. In the first 3 months, the color of the stool in breastfed babies tends to be yellowish, while in infants who are fed formula milk tends to be greenish.
Continue breastfeeding as the best nutrition for your baby or formula milk if there are problems with breastfeeding. Also pay attention to the frequency of BAK to assess the adequacy of the baby's fluids and observe the pattern of bowel movements in babies carefully, if there are conditions outside of normal things then do not hesitate to consult with your pediatrician.
That's all, hope you can help