Is It Normal For A Premature Baby To Have A Greenish-yellow BAB?

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Mt Afternoon. My baby was born prematurely at 35 weeks of gestation and is now 1 week old. This is normal because he often defecates. And BAB is greenish yellow and like a bji cbe. Is that dangerous.

1 Answer:

Hello Sarnah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify beforehand, how many times your baby defecate in a day? What is the consistency of the chapter? Is it very liquid? Are there other complaints that arise besides defecation? Does your baby still have exclusive breastfeeding?


Babies aged 1 week sometimes can indeed CHAPTER more often than usual (more than 3 times a day). This is not always dangerous. If the consistency of your baby's bowel movements is still reasonable (not very liquid), does not contain blood or mucus, and no other complaints appear, often this condition does not require special treatment. The green color of baby's stool may be caused by the content of foremilk (breast milk that first comes out when breastfeeding from the breast, is more fluid, contains more protein) which is consumed more than hindmilk (the last milk that comes out of the breast when breastfed, thicker, contains more fat).


However, if you find your baby defecating very often (more than 10 times a day), accompanied by blood or mucus in the stool, with very liquid consistency, or other more severe complaints, such as fever, vomiting, lazy suckling, hard stomach , colic, and so on, you should check it directly to the doctor or pediatrician. It is feared, the defecation is due to an abnormality, such as intolerance, malabsorption, poisoning, infection, inflammation of the intestine, or so forth. If deemed necessary, your doctor may also conduct further tests, such as a stool test, blood test, or ultrasound on your baby.


At this time, you should not panic first. Do not carelessly give babies anti-diarrhea medication without a prescription from a doctor. Simply breastfeed your baby always with breast milk, do not add food or other drinks carelessly (including water). Always clean your breasts and wash your hands before and after breastfeeding.


Hope this helps ...

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