Why Does The Baby 1 Month Old Rarely Defecate?
, my child is only 1 month. It’s been 3 days now, why is that? It doesn’t affect the milk that I give. For example, I don’t like vegetables,
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Because of the baby's lack of ability to communicate, parents must be careful in observing the baby's condition to find out what is happening to him, including paying attention to the characteristics and frequency of defecation.
The frequency of normal bowel movements in infants can vary, can be several times a day, up to once every three days with a considerable amount. This depends on the age of the baby, the maturity of the digestive system and milk taken whether breast milk or formula milk. In infants who consume breast milk, it is natural that he defecates less frequently because the composition of breast milk is used entirely to meet the nutritional needs of infants. Thus, very little remains is discarded in the form of bowel movements.
Of course, there are conditions where the baby is really experiencing constipation or difficult bowel movements. The reason could be due to lack of fluids, digestive system disorders, hormonal disorders and allergies. This can be seen from his expression that seems excessive straining with a tense face, crying when defecating, stool texture that is harder and drier than usual, his stomach is hard, sometimes even blood spots can appear. However, if these signs are absent, or the stools remain soft, bowel movements only once a week or more can be considered normal, especially if they are still passing urine smoothly.
Our advice, if indeed your child shows the symptoms that we mentioned above, or you are hesitant to assess the symptoms, you should take your child to the pediatrician for further examination. Meanwhile, keep breastfeeding as usual, and pay attention to other signs that he shows. To help digestion more smoothly, he must remain active, massage his stomach, and bathe with warm water. So, hopefully answering your question.