Infants Aged 5 Months Have Green Stool For 5 Consecutive Days?
Hello doctor .. My baby is 5 months old in 3 days, the stools are runny, foamy and green, sometimes dark, sometimes the intensity of the chapters is up to 3 times a day and so it rarely feeds if breastfeeding only briefly, whereas it is often frequent and quite long. The last 2 days the chapter has not foamed but the color of the stool becomes thick green (like moss green). When the baby’s chapter looks more straining than usual. His sleep is longer than usual but suddenly wakes up crying and whimpering just after being held up and given breast milk. The baby’s body feels lighter when carried. Note my baby is still exclusively breastfed and for the past week I did not eat green vegetables and iron supplements, my family has a history of HBe. What exactly happened to my baby and what do I need to do to deal with it? thank you
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In infants who still consume exclusive breast milk, the stool that turns into liquid, foamy, and greenish color is often not dangerous. This condition can occur due to differences in the composition of your milk, which is also indirectly affected by the food and drinks you consume. Babies who get foremilk (thin milk, which first comes out of the breast) more than hindmilk (more concentrated breast milk, which comes out in the mid to late breastfeeding) can also experience changes in stool as your baby is experiencing now. Because of this change in stool, babies often feel uncomfortable, making them more lazy to suckle and more fussy than usual.
Provided that the frequency of your baby's stool does not exceed 3 times a day, the stool is also not accompanied by blood or mucus, and complaints only occur temporarily and then improve on its own, in fact you do not need to worry. You can do the following:
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, reduce foods that are too spicy, don't eat foods that are not hygienically processed, and multiply to drink to maintain the quality of your milk. Feed your baby regularly and milk your milk so that production is maintained before breastfeeding and after the baby, make sure you wash your hands and clean your breasts with a clean washcloth soaked with warm water If your milk production is excessive to make the baby overwhelmed, you can first milk a portion of your milk before feeding it to the baby. In this way, the baby can get more hindmilk, so the bowel pattern improves, and his weight increases more rapidly. Calm the baby while crying Stay calm, don't panic Don't carelessly give baby food or drink too early without doctor's advice Keep the environment clean, baby wash your hands diligently Monitor your child's growth and development at the nearest health facility If after making the efforts above your baby's complaints still does not improve, instead it gets worse, do not hesitate to check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician. It is feared, the complaint occurs because of an illness, such as digestive infections, food poisoning, intolerance or malabsorption, intestinal inflammation, etc. .
Hope this helps ...