Identify Health Through Baby Poop

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When pregnant, the woman has a period of 9 months to prepare and try to learn about her new routine after childbirth. But one thing they are never prepared for and they will hardly be in doubt when faced with the situation is in relation to the baby poop. Unfortunately there is no manual or rule that defines a normal baby poop . Because everything depends on the age, the way you eat and also what you eat. They will also undergo transformations during the first year of life and may present themselves in different shapes, colors and appearance as well as the number of times he will soil his diapers.

The first poop usually scares the parents, has a dark, gelatinous and greenish appearance similar to car oil and is called meconium . Meconium is the residue of all liquid that was being ingested in the last days by the baby while still in the womb, just waiting for the maturation of its organs in order to expel them. It leaves around 3 to 4 days after birth until it clears due to digestion with breast milk.

Usually the baby’s poop that is fed through breast milk is yellowish or greenish, being liquid with the presence of some gummy bears. It does not present a strong odor of feces, but baby poop. The smell over time will be easily identified by its very characteristic smell.

If the feces of the breastfeeding baby come out for a long time, it is a greenish sign that it is not feeding properly. After colostrum leaves during breastfeeding, the stronger, fatty milk starts to come out, so it is necessary for the mother to offer the breast until it is emptied before offering the other. As for the number of times they poop , normally babies who are breastfed through breast milk usually do after each feeding, but it is considered normal to go without up to 3 days.

Baby poop that feeds on formulas is usually pasty and brown in color. It has a stronger smell than the feces of breast milk, and has small “grains” in its consistency. They usually do it only once a day, and can stay up to 3 to 4 days without doing it, as long as it doesn’t come out too hard.

When starting the follow-up with the pediatrician, you will be asked to include some supplements to help your baby’s health, such as iron supplementation . After ingesting these vitamins, parents may be frightened when faced with the baby’s poop very dark, almost black and with yellowish gummy candy mixed with its consistency.

This color is a result of eating iron and is completely normal. But if your baby is not ingesting these vitamins and the poop is still coming out with this color and consistency, a doctor should be sought. Often the poop may appear darker, due to the presence of blood expelled from the feces.

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Baby Poop After Inclusion of New Foods

Do not be surprised if you find pieces of food in the middle of the feces, because as the transit of babies’ intestines is still very fast and they poop several times, it is not always possible for digestion to happen 100%. Leaving pieces, lumps and sometimes even the feces smelling of the food you ate, as is the case with papaya and beets that leave their own smell.

But be alert, if there are pieces of food in the stool daily, this may be a sign that the intestine is not working as it should and the body is not absorbing the necessary nutrients, and can even cause anemia. Another characteristic of the baby poop that may occur is the stool in the form of balls. It is usually due to dryness and constipation . It can happen due to the ingestion of formulas or the inclusion of new foods, causing pain to do and in some cases even the presence of blood. Constipation is also a sign of a possible intolerance to milk and its substances, so a pediatrician should be consulted for verification.

From the inclusion of new foods, dads should get used mainly to their stomachs that will deal with baby poop more and more like that of adults. Since in a few months they will be eating the same food offered to the whole family.

See also: Meconium – Baby’s First Poop

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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