With the birth of the baby, watching the baby’s shit and fart unconsciously becomes the common “interest” of mothers. Take a look, smell, and compare. From the baby’s stool, the witty mother can find many problems.
That’s right. Who hasn’t had any special “skills” since being a mom? There is also a problem that mothers find when observing their baby’s stool.
Sometimes the baby can pull it many times a day, just change the diapers in less than a minute, and then change it again; sometimes, the baby pulls it once a day.
My baby was born less than a month ago and has had five or six diarrheas since last night. Is this diarrhea?
My baby has no bowel movement for two days. Is it constipated if she is breast-fed?
Is it abnormal unlike other babies? How many times a day is it normal for a baby to pull his stool?
Influences of age, feeding methods and so on on on defecation regularity
The number of stools is related to age and dietary structure. During the neonatal period of exclusive breastfeeding, it is normal for the baby to defecate ten times in 24 hours.
The baby’s intestines and stomach are in the process of continuous development, so it is difficult to make him defecate as often as adults. To observe the regularity of baby’s defecation, we need to combine the age of month and consider breast-feeding or milk powder feeding.
In short, the number of bowel movements of babies is irregular, varies from person to person, and even varies from time to time.
Generally speaking, the baby will discharge viscous, dark green meconium within 24 hours after birth, which can be finished in about 3 days. After a week, it will gradually become normal baby’s stool, with 2-5 defecation times per day.
Breast-fed babies, mostly 1-2 stools a day, but the specific number of times is not required. Just make sure you have one time a day, or 2-8 times a day.
If the baby simply defecates longer intervals, or occasionally defecates very hard, don’t worry too much, most of them are normal. As long as the baby is in good condition, it can eat and sleep normally and be in good spirits.
Artificially fed babies usually have pasty or strip stools with light yellow or brown color. Some babies have green paste or curd stools, which are normal. Generally speaking, the baby first defecates 1-4 times a day, or more.
With the growth of baby’s month age, most of them defecate 1-2 times a day, and some babies may defecate once every 2-3 days, which is mainly related to the difference of formula of milk powder. As long as the baby’s stool is normal, mothers generally need not worry too much.
In addition, breast-fed babies tend to have soft stools, and constipation is rare. Babies who eat powdered milk may be more likely to suffer from constipation due to improper formula and flushing methods. When the baby begins to add supplementary food, the number of stools will be reduced, after the age of 1, it will be reduced to about once a day.
Observing the growth and development status and judging the health status of the baby
Every baby has different times of stool, even if the same age and weight of similar food to eat, the number and weight of stool is not necessarily the same.
Some mothers find the baby’s bowel movement particularly uncomfortable and her little face is red, so they think the baby is constipated. In fact, this is because the baby’s nervous system is not mature enough to control the free movement of limbs, most of which occur in the baby about 2 months.
Other babies defecate very hard, but the excretion of the stool is soft, not constipation. This is because the baby’s ability to control the anal sphincter coordination is still weak, this phenomenon will disappear as the baby grows up.
Therefore, regardless of the feeding method, mothers should pay more attention to the mental state and growth and development of their babies than to observe the number of stools of their babies. As long as the baby’s growth and development is normal, there is no fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and mental state is good, the number of stools, parents need not worry too much.