The Baby Has Not Defecated For 3 Days?
Hello, I have a newborn a week old. He was the last CHAPTER 3 days ago, the color of his pup is soft yellow. Is it normal for a week-old baby to not defecate for 3 days …? Please direct me what I have to do. Thank you..
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
The fact is that in infants who get full milk at 0-5 months, the normal frequency of bowel movements is up to once a week. Whereas for babies who receive formula milk, the normal frequency for defecation is a maximum of 5 days. More than this limit is added by changing the stool consistency to be hard or like gravel so that the child seems straining and difficulty defecating, then categorized as constipation or constipation.
The difference is because the milk molecules in breast milk are smaller than formula milk so that it is more easily absorbed by the baby's intestine and less prone to constipation. So that in the case of your baby is still classified as normal with a frequency of defecation that is less than a week and soft consistency (normal).
To minimize the risk of constipation, multiply breastfeeding for your baby and do gentle massage in the right way (not a traditional birth attendant) in the baby's stomach to expedite the flow of food in the intestine. Also avoid giving MPASI before the age of 6 months or without a pediatrician's recommendation. If you have started giving MPASI at the right age then limit the provision of food ingredients that can cause constipation, such as bananas, apples, carrots, broccoli, and so forth.
That's all, hope you can help.