CHAPTER Pattern In Infants Aged 5 Months?
Good evening, I am Aifika. My child is 5 months old, some time ago I did not defecate for 2 weeks, after being taken to Dsa and prescribed lacto b, then defecating but now in 1 day CHAPTER 4-5 cans with a liquid texture, slimy, and like there are lumps of chili seeds, the color is yellow a little green, is that fair? When defecating my child also pushes like constipation even though the texture of the bowel is not hard. R nThank you
Hello Aifika, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Babies aged 2 to 6 months have different bowel movements. This pattern of defecation can vary widely in infants who are exclusively breastfed. The frequency of bowel movements can vary from every time the baby drinks milk to once a week. The consistency of baby bowel movements can also vary, but in general the consistency is still soft and a little sticky like a paste, sometimes there is also the appearance of seeds in the feces (seedy). The color of bowel movements can vary depending on the food the mother eats.
BAB like your child may or may not be normal. CHAPTER can be slimy and slightly greenish in color due to several causes, including:
the baby is teething
babies get iron supplements or formula milk that contains iron
babies have a milk allergy
the baby is having a gastrointestinal infection
the baby is having a respiratory tract infection (cough and cold)
You can pay attention to the presence or absence of other signs that your baby is experiencing, for example if your baby has signs of teething, such as frequent drooling, frequent biting of objects, frequent rubbing of his nose and face, maybe the change in bowel pattern is caused by your baby. is teething. But also pay attention, for example, your baby becomes more fussy, has fever, vomits, refuses to eat more, there is a rash on his skin, maybe the change in bowel pattern is caused by certain diseases (gastrointestinal infection or milk allergy).
If these symptoms really bother your baby, you should bring your baby back to the pediatrician for further examination and treatment. For now, you can continue to drink breast milk or formula as usual. Help your child defecate by motivating the child to move a lot, give the child lots of time on his stomach, move the child's feet like he is pedaling a bicycle, or help gently massage the child's stomach when they are about to defecate.
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