Why Does An Exclusive Breastfeeding Baby 5 Months After 3 Days Do Not Defecate And Then Defecate 4 Times A Day?
At night, my child is 5 months old and only drinks exclusive breast milk, for the past 3 days there was no bowel movements, but after that he became frequent bowel movements, 4 times a day can defecate, if my child has diarrhea? Thank you.
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The frequency of bowel movements that consume ASI varies greatly. But usually when compared with babies who consume formula milk, babies with breast milk are much less affected by digestive system disorders, because the content of breast milk is very easy to digest, and the nutritional content is also better when compared to formula milk.
Constipation or constipation in infants will usually be accompanied by other symptoms. If your baby is still wet a lot, has a normal weight gain, and still looks fit, then defecating once a week is not something to worry about. Likewise with diarrhea, infants who drink exclusive breastfeeding tend to frequency of defecation more often 5-10 times per day, consistency is more liquid, seeded and bright yellow. During an active baby, drink strong and gain weight. You don't need to worry.
The most frightening thing from constipation is if your baby's stool has seeds such as animal waste, and the thing that is most feared from diarrhea is dehydration. If the loose stool does not improve, or has been accompanied by blood and mucus, I suggest you to bring your child to consult directly with a pediatrician so that treatment can be given according to your child's diagnosis.
As for the things you can do right now are:
- Continue to give ASI as usual to prevent dehydration
- Maintain the cleanliness of food, drinks, and baby feeding equipment
- Always wash your hands
Also read the article: dealing with diarrhea in infants
Thus the information that I can convey at this time, hopefully can help you