Changes In Frequency Of Bowel Movements And Changes In Stool Color In Infants Aged 6 Months?

Noon, my son is 6 months old. For several days, he chaps 5 times a day with yellow slimy stool mixed with dark red blood. I think why? But my child is active, has no fever, does not vomit, and is not fussy. Is my child okay? Or should you immediately take it to the doctor?

1 Answer:

Hi,

The frequency of defecating in infants is more frequent than that of children or adults. In babies who only get breast milk, the frequency of bowel movements is less frequent than those who use formula milk or if it is a combination. Babies can CHAPTER 2-5 times a day. The color of normal baby's bowel is yellowish brown with a slightly soft texture. Yellow stools mixed with dark red blood may be caused by:

infection in the baby's digestive tract the effect of giving additional food too early giving additional food that does not match the texture of the baby's age wound in the digestive tract obstruction of the digestive tract the effect of giving certain drugs that are being consumed To ensure the cause you should check with a pediatrician , later also may need additional tests such as blood tests or stool examination.

Some things you need to pay attention to:

keep baby bottles clean, keep your breasts clean, keep your baby's hands clean, avoid giving extra food too early, give additional food slowly with age-appropriate texture, read things related to solids

hopefully useful, thank you

dr. Danny

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