Chapter Bloody Mucus In Infants Aged 3 Days?
Good evening. I tutik, I want to ask, my second child I was just born 3 days, previously the first and second chapters are greenish black, but now, after each feeding, the chapter is bloody mucus, it has been several times the chapter remains like that ,, is that normal? r nThank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Greenish black bowel movements in babies is called meconium and is a normal condition in babies. Meconium is generally excreted after the baby is born and has the following characteristics:
Odorless Consists of water, mucus, amniotic fluid, residual bile, skin cells, and sometimes may contain fine hair. Black-green color with thick and sticky texture Discharges most often within the first 24 hours of birth, but can also be up to 2-3 days after birth if there is intestinal obstruction, obstruction or anus that is not working properly
Meanwhile, bowel movements mixed with mucus and blood are certainly not a normal condition because blood is not supposed to be in the digestive tract. Among the possible causes are:
Intussusception Volvulus or twisting of the baby's intestine Dysentery Injury along the digestive tract
So our advice is to immediately take your child to a pediatrician, especially because your child's age is still a matter of days. Your child's doctor will probably do an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan to find out the condition of your child's digestive tract before deciding on the right therapy.
Meanwhile, continue to take care of your child as usual by continuing to give him breast milk, keeping him clean, constantly monitoring the faeces he passes, and paying attention to emergency signs such as constantly fussy babies, weak babies, lazy drinking, high fever and so on. If that happens, immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room without waiting anymore. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa