Normal Bowel Movements For Babies Aged 3 Weeks?

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Is a 3 week yellow baby fair to chapters more than 3 times in 24 hours?

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Digestion of babies, especially those not even 1 month old, cannot be compared to that of older children, especially adults. In newborns, up to about 6 months of age, it is normal to have 4-10 bowel movements a day. As we said earlier, this is due to the development of the baby's incomplete digestive system.

In addition, several other factors also affect the frequency of bowel movements in infants, namely:

Their food intake, whether only through breast milk, or also formula milk, is their fluid status, is it adequate or not, whether there is an underlying disease such as infection

So you don't need to worry because even though you have to defecate more than 3 times a day in children or adults can be a sign of diarrhea, this is still a normal thing in babies. What you have to watch out for is if your child's bowel movements are mixed with mucus or blood, make your child weak, make your child feel pain every time you have a bowel movement, lazy to drink, vomiting, fever, or other clinical symptoms. You go to a pediatrician. However, if your child is calm, then don't worry.

Meanwhile, continue to care for your child by giving him warmth, keeping him clean, keeping him away from dust, cigarette smoke, or people who are sick, giving him breast milk whenever he wants, and giving immunizations on schedule. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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