Liquid And Greenish Stools In Infants Aged 5 Months?
Good morning. I want to ask. my baby is 5 months 18 days old. usually CHAPTER 4-5 days w / thick stools and very much yellowish. However, within 2 weeks, defecation becomes once a day with the same texture, but the amount is not as much as once a day. and starting yesterday my baby had 5 chapters a day when counted in these 24 hours. the first chapter as usual. but the next chapter becomes liquid and greenish. but my baby is not fussy, there is no sign of dehydration, nor is he feverish. is this considered normal or can it be called diarrhea? And when do I have to see a doctor? thank you
Normal bowel movements in infants aged 5 months every day with a maximum of 3 times a day. does your child get exclusive breastfeeding?
If at this time your child has 5 times the green liquid BAb, it can be said to be diarrhea. Diarrhea is a condition where there is an increase in the frequency of defecating in children more than 3 times a day with a more fluid consistency. diarrhea in children aged 5 months can be caused by various causes. Maybe the condition your child is experiencing is due to an acute gastroenteritis (GEA). GEA is a condition where there is infection in the gastrointestinal tract, in children often caused by infection from a virus. GEA can cause the child to become diarrhea, the child looks sick to the stomach, nausea, vomiting, fever, and decreased appetite. Continuous diarrhea can cause the child to fall into dehydration.
So that from the condition of your child, it is advisable to give ORS for a while, and immediately have your child checked by the doctor. Don't wait until the child is limp to check with the doctor, because if the child is already weak then dehydration has occurred and it is dangerous.
But besides that, the condition that your child is experiencing can also be caused by other causes such as:
therefore, check your child as soon as possible to the doctor, so the doctor can check the condition of your child and provide the right therapy.
Here's an article that you can read about children's diarrhea
may be useful. thank you