Children’s Stools Resemble Porridge, Are Yellow And Become More Frequent After Changing Formula Milk?
Hello Doctor, I want to ask my child, 2 years old, for 2 weeks. The chapter is like porridge, sometimes like liquid porridge, sometimes it is more dense (not lumpy as usual), for the color of the bowel, sometimes it is brownish yellow, sometimes greenish yellow. for the frequency of CHAPTER about 4-5x in 1 day. Initially 2 weeks ago I just changed formula milk and only drunk it in the evening but at dawn I started to defecate water, then I returned to Sufor a long time ago but until now BAB is still like porridge. why yes? what should I do? please enlighten me. Thanks before
Thank you for the question.
Children's feces that resemble porridge, brownish yellow or greenish, with a frequency of 4-5 times a day, can already be classified as diarrhea. This condition can be related to the consumption of milk that is not suitable, or also due to other factors, such as digestive infections, food allergies, intolerance or malabsorption, intestinal inflammation, metabolic disorders, benign or malignant tumors, the influence of drugs, impaired immunity, and so on.
Often, if the pattern of bowel movements like this only happens about 1-3 days and improves by itself, you don't need to worry. With the following steps, the likelihood of your child's condition will be overcome:
Do not carelessly give children extra milk without a doctor's recommendation
Limit first giving milk and processed products, before the doctor declares safe
Give children more water to drink
Also give him a variety of foods that are easily digested, processed with clean and perfectly cooked, and don't make it a habit of hawking indiscriminately or eating instant foods
Make sure that before washing your hands, your child must first wash their hands thoroughly with good quality antiseptic soap and water
Also keep things clean around the child, lest he eat dangerous objects if eaten
Do not give children any medicine without doctor's advice
However, if you find that the complaint continues for more than 3 days, or if there is a very massive diarrhea (up to more than 5 times a day) and other more severe symptoms (such as fever, vomiting, colic, hard stomach, bloody stool) , it's good to immediately check your child directly to the doctor or pediatrician. Some types of medication can give your doctor so that your complaints improve. Or it could be, later the doctor recommends that your child undergo a blood test, feces, and ultrasound so that the cause of the complaint is properly identified.
Hope this helps ...