The Cause Of Baby’s Stool Greenish?
Hello, I want to ask, my child has been giving me 6 days of milk only in the hours before going to sleep, the poop’s loose stools but it is still deprived of cycles every day. But yesterday my child was given a pudding with fla (the fla is made from thick milk given a little rum and homemade egg yolk). On the next day the poop is green … Is that a reaction from milk or fla? Thank you
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Many people mistakenly consider the consistency of soft or runny stool as diarrhea. In fact, this is actually not always right. A person is said to have diarrhea if the soft or liquid stools occur more than 3 times a day. Therefore, it needs to be clarified first, how many times exactly does your child defecate in a day? Does the stool contain mucus or blood? Does your child also have a fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, or other complaints?
Greenish stools, as long as their consistency and frequency are normal, are not always dangerous. The greenish stool color can also be caused by consumption of formula milk or other milk that is not suitable (including milk contained in custard fla). Clinically, it cannot be distinguished exactly what causes your baby's stool to turn green. In addition, feces can also become greenish due to other causes, such as gastrointestinal infections, bile duct disorders, pancreatic disorders, intolerance, malabsorption, and so on.
You can take the following initial steps to improve your child's complaints:
Minimization of formula feeding or other milk products before being declared safe by the doctor (there is no requirement for babies to consume milk other than breast milk)
If you can still breastfeed your child ASI, milk him ASI
Pay attention to the cleanliness and maturity of the food your child consumes
Do not get used to hawking children carelessly
Familiarize children wash their hands before and after eating
Do not carelessly give medicines to children without doctor's advice
do not panic
However, if the complaint continues until more than 3 days, we recommend that you still check your child to the doctor or pediatrician to be handled properly according to the cause of the complaint yes.
I hope this helps.