Bowel Movements
Bowel & Bladder Movements

Infants' viscous movements undergo several changes in colour and consistency, even inside the primary few days when birth. It is vital to stay track of your infant's bowel movements.

The first few days

Beginning with the first day of life and lasting for a few days, your baby can have her initial viscous movements, which are typically stated as meconium. This thick black or green substance stuffed her intestines before birth, and once the meconium is passed, the stools can yellow-green chromatic.

The first few weeks

After meconium has been passed from baby's system and a feeding routine has been established you may notice that your baby's stools abate sticky and vary in colour on the spectrum of yellow, brown and green. As long as there's no blood in baby's stools you should not be too involved regarding the colour as this could vary reckoning on the mother's diet or on what variety of formula milk is being employed.

After the first month

Your baby can currently begin to possess fewer bowel movements and its common for breast fed babies to go a day without passing stools. The frequency of your babies’ bowel movements should not be a specific cause for concern unless there's no movement for four - five days or if baby appears to be in pain..

Sign of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is a proof of intestinal infection, or it should be caused by a modification in diet. If the babe is breastfeeding, diarrhoea may result from a change within the mother's diet. The most concern with diarrhoea is the risk that dehydration will develop. If fever is also present and your babe is less than 2 months old, you must call your health care supplier. If the babe is over 2 months previous and also the fever lasts quite a day, check the infant's excretion output and body part temperature and consult a health care supplier. Ensure the babe continues to feed usually.

Check with your health care supplier if there are any changes in or issues with your infant's bowel movements.