Causes Baby Chapters 6 Times A Day And The Last One Has Blood Spots?
Afternoon … My baby is now 5 months old. thank god it’s still breast milk. Today he chapters 6 times from morning to noon. The last chapter has blood spots too. Previously, I drank mother’s milk, breastfeeding my baby only once This morning I tried to drink ASI tea. Because I’m afraid the milk isn’t enough. The thing is I can only breastfeed on one. Is there a problem with my baby?
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Basically the frequency of bowel movements can be different in each baby. But if your child usually only defecates 1-2 times a day and suddenly your baby now defecates up to 6 times, especially if the consistency of the baby's BAB is thinner, chances are your baby has diarrhea. Diarrhea in infants can be caused by several possibilities, including:
ingest certain toxic substances
allergies (for example because a new baby is given formula milk or certain foods, it can also be caused due to an allergy to certain ingredients that his mother drinks on breastfed babies)
other diseases in infants, such as intestinal inflammation, celiac disease, etc.
The presence of blood spots on the baby's bowel movements can be caused due to BAB that is too often injuring the baby's anus (the baby's anus has a slight tear), it can also be caused by bleeding / sores on the mother's breast nipples, allergies, gastrointestinal infections, and more serious can be caused due to intussusception.
For now, you can try to give your baby more drink so that the baby does not become dehydrated. It is better to temporarily stop consuming breast milk tea and watch your child's BAB again tomorrow. If diarrhea continues, accompanied by high fever, vomiting until you cannot enter the fluid, reduced urine, or you see signs of dehydration in children, immediately take it to the pediatrician and do not delay.
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