Solutions To Overcome Bowel Movements In Babies 6 Months As Much As 6 Times A Day?
Hello, my child has only started to fill in for 3 days, and during these three days he has frequent bowel movements, sometimes up to 6 times a day and the discharge is small, green, also mucus once, is that classified as normal? What should I do? Thank you
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Greenish bowel movements may or may not be normal. The following are some of the things that can cause bowel movements to turn green:
Babies receive food that is green or contains green coloring
Babies get supplements containing iron
If your baby is still drinking breast milk, green bowel movements can also be affected by the food and supplements eaten by the mother
Sensitivity (allergy) to food or drink that the baby consumes (for example, a baby has just changed formula milk)
New babies get vaccinated
Babies are experiencing pain such as cough, cold or diarrhea
Sometimes babies who are teething can also pass greenish and slimy stools
You better pay attention to your baby's CHAPTER. If the consistency of bowel movements looks very runny (such as loose stools) or too hard that the baby has to push hard to expel it, continues to be green even though the solids are not greenish in color, constantly mucus, there is blood in the stool, there are other symptoms in babies such as fever , vomiting, the baby becomes very fussy, the baby cries when defecating, there is a rash on the baby's skin, or other symptoms, you should take your baby to the pediatrician for further examination.
Meanwhile, during the first 2 weeks of complementary foods, try to provide foods that are not allergenic to the baby, such as rice porridge, potato puree, mashed vegetables, steamed and mashed fruit. Start with 1 type of food first and give it for 3 days in a row to see the potential for allergies in babies. If you have just changed the type of milk your baby drinks, try to change the milk to the milk you drank first. At this age, you can give water when the baby eats to increase the baby's fluid intake.
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