Causes And Ways To Deal With BAB 3-month-old Baby Foamy And Watery?

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Good night. My baby is at the age of 3 months. I am exclusive breastfeeding. I want to ask. From the newborn pop, it often takes more than 10 times a day, from the age of birth until now, how come there is no texture? Pop him sometimes foamy and sometimes runny. For the age of 3 months, his pop one day and night has decreased at most 5x in 24 hours. For the baby’s condition, he is very active, his milk is also good, and his child is not fussy. Is it dangerous or not if you pop him like that and what should I do. Thank you so much

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Good morning Ardi, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.


Baby's bowel movements vary greatly depending on age and the milk they consume. At the beginning of birth until approaching the age of 2 months, it is very natural that BAB can reach 10x per day due to body reflexes that trigger an increase in bowel movements due to eating or drinking that is still strong, so that breastfeeding can trigger the occurrence of these reflexes. When you have entered the age of 2 months, generally the frequency of bowel movements will decrease to 5-7x per day.


In addition to the frequency, color and consistency of baby's stool, it also varies greatly depending on age and milk consumed. At 36 hours post-birth is very normal if your baby's bowel is blackish green and sticky because this chapter is produced from a mixture of various fluids produced by the intestine and also the rest of the amniotic fluid. Breastfeeding will also cause changes in the baby's BAB, where at the age of 7-14, breastfeeding will cause the baby's BAB to become more brown and not sticky anymore, because at this time, the colsotrum (early breast milk) has begun to turn into breast milk switchover. After the 14th day, breast milk will generally change to actual breast milk, which will cause the baby's BAB to become yellowish and soft.


If your child's bowel fits a normal pattern, then you don't need to worry about your child's condition. However, if the chapter is really only in the form of liquid without pulp, this condition might be caused by diarrhea, so it is advisable to take your child to the doctor for further examination.


For now, during a bowel movement in accordance with the description of a normal BAB baby pattern, it is recommended that you continue to maintain exclusive breastfeeding with the amount and frequency adjusted to the age of your child.


I hope this helps.

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