Green Stools Accompanied By Loud Straining In Infants Aged 7 Weeks?
Doctor, I want to ask, my child, 7 weeks of age, these few days defecate more than 3 times in 24 hours … and sometimes BAB is green or dark yellow in green color … and when going to defecate, always accompanied by a pretty hard push. .. is hl normal for babies of this age? Information please..
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The average newborn baby CHAPTER 4 times a day. Some even up to 10 times a day. A newborn baby can experience bowel movements after each breastfeeding. This is normal, especially for babies who are exclusively breastfed. Breast milk is the best baby food that is very easy to digest, so that makes babies often defecate compared to the age of children.
ASI which is the best food for babies has enough nutrients to grow and develop until the baby is 6 months old. ASI consists of foremilk and hindmilk. Foremilk is the front breast milk that the baby sucks when the breasts are full. Whereas the hindmilk is the back of the breast milk after the foremilk comes out. Hindmilk is characterized by breast milk that appears thicker, which contains high fat and other nutrients needed for growth and development of infants. While foremilk is characterized by breast milk that looks thinner, which contains high lactose.
To increase body weight and other infant development, nutrition from hindmilk is needed. For that, the mother must breastfeed the baby on one breast until it is empty, then only then can move to the other breast. Empty breasts will feel light and flat. In infants characterized by BAB the baby becomes bright yellow or golden yellow. Meanwhile, if the baby does not get hindmilk, the baby's BAB will turn green or greenish yellow. Well, it means that the baby's mother has not gotten hindmilk so that the bowel turns green or greenish yellow. How about your baby's weight gain this Sunday? Has it reached the target weight of babies aged 1 week the first life?
As for babies like straining during bowel movements, try to overcome it by eating a lot of vegetables and fruits. Especially fruits that contain high fiber, like papaya. In infants, try the mother's movements of both legs like a bicycle pedaling when the baby seems to push. Making babies active Moves will help the digestive tract to excrete feces. In addition, the mother can routinely rub the baby's waist from the waist to the tail or anus where the bowel comes out. Rub with telon oil after each baby has finished bathing.
If with the tips above the baby is still pushing and the baby's BAB is still the same color, the mother can consult with a pediatrician. The doctor will look for the root of the problem so that it can be overcome.
Thus hopefully useful.