Frequency Of Defecation For Infants Aged 2 Months Who Drink Breast Milk?
Hello doctor, my child is now 2 months old. At the age of 1 month the pup has been once 2 days but at the age of 1.5 months had experienced diarrhea a day to more than 5 days and the pup became thinner, foamy and slimy, the color turned green even though previously yellow. Already treated and given lactoba medicine. After a week of drinking lactoba the pup is no longer watery and gradually changes color to yellow but the pup can still often 4-5 times a day. But my child is not fussy and has gained a kilo a month. Is it normal for my child to poop frequently, while in general 2-month-old babies poop for 3-7 days?
Newborns can defecate about 5-6 times a day, whereas at 1-2 months the frequency of bowel movements can be reduced to 2-4 times per day. This is certainly normal especially if you give your child enough milk. At a greater age the frequency of bowel movements in infants will be less frequent. Some babies can only defecate 1 time per day, there are even babies who defecate every few days with a higher volume of stool.
Infants who get exclusive breastfeeding can have a frequency of defecation that is less frequent than babies with formula milk because the composition of breast milk is largely absorbed and utilized by the body, so that is wasted into fewer stools.
The frequency of CHAPTER 2 months children as much as 4-5 times / day does not need to worry if at first it did. The thing to watch out for is significant changes to the frequency of bowel movements, for example usually 1-2 times / day to> 5 times per day; a change in stool consistency, for example it is usually solid to runny, there is blood, smells bad; baby looks in pain or straining for bowel movements; decrease in frequency and volume of BAK; baby's weight does not rise or fall. Generally the food factors that the mother consumes can also affect the composition of your baby's milk and bowel frequency. If you yourself consume dairy products (for example cow's milk, cheese, yogurt) try to notice that there is no change in the pattern of CHAPTER children if you stop consuming these products or increase consumption of these products.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.