Normal Frequency CHAPTER 3 Months Old Infants With Exclusive Breastfeeding?
my 3-month-old baby likes to moan or groan but without expression just like crying, if palpated his stomach is not hard, but the in-law’s words are pushing, my baby’s exclusive breastfeeding chapter 3-5 days after, sometimes chapter 1 times as healthy as porridge and porridge sometimes watery, and really smelly kwkwkkw. What is constipation? Should it be given laxatives? Thanks
Hello Ms. Nora,
Exclusive breastfeeding babies may have different bowel movements, sometimes they can be more than 3 times a day, even up to 6-10 times in the first weeks, then they can become less frequent 1-2 times a week. This is usually nothing to worry about, because besides breast milk is almost completely absorbed, the muscles that function to remove the baby's BAB have not been able to coordinate properly. Often parents complain about their children like writhing or moaning, in fact this is the process of an infant trying to learn to release his own fist. This process can be different for each baby, generally can disappear by itself at the age of 4-6 months.
As long as the baby is still active, want to breastfeed, BAK at least every 6-8 hours, looks cheerful and the stomach is not bloated, you don't need to worry. Mothers need to be vigilant if their stomachs are bloated, appear to be in pain, straining followed by difficulty breathing, body weight does not rise properly, children vomit, stomachs grow unnaturally, bowel movements are hard and bleeding, or there are other symptoms. Do not hesitate to have your child checked by a pediatrician if there are complaints above or you feel anxious. Generally laxatives are not needed in exclusive breastfeeding infants because breast milk already contains natural laxatives.
Don't forget to weigh your child every month and immunize according to schedule.
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