Normal Frequency Of Bowel Movements In Infants Aged 3 Months?
my child is 3 months old, lately if the defecation is 2-3 days, like that since drinking formula milk, is it normal or why?
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The frequency of bowel movements in infants varies depending on food intake, active motion of children, and the ability of the digestive system in infants. In infants aged 0-5 months who consume exclusive breastfeeding, the frequency of BAB 1x / week is still considered normal. In infants who consume formula milk generally the frequency of bowel movements will be more routine that is 2-3 days.
Keep in mind changes in the frequency and form of stool that is more fluid in infants can indicate a problem, such as diarrhea. The cause of diarrhea in infants is generally due to:
1. Allergy to formula milk
2. Allergy to certain drugs
3. Bacterial, viral infections
4. Food poisoning.
If there is a change in the frequency of more frequent bowel movements, stools become runny, there is mucus and blood in the stool, immediately take it to the pediatrician for further examination.
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