Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Poop

Entry kali ni mungkin tak menyenangkan mate dan tekak, jadi kepada sesiapa yang rasa tak tahan tu buat2 tak nampak jela ye;)

Kebanyakan ibu bapa baru (mcm saya jugak), mungkin pernah terlintas di hati, eh kenape poo baby mcm ni..cair je..normal ke tu?? Jadi entri ni sedikit sebanyak boleh menjadi panduan la kan..?:D Najis bayi adalah berbeza mengikut umur dan pemakanan mereka. Jadi kita boleh bandingkan sama ada tidak perlu risau atau pun perlu mengambil langkah berjaga-jaga.

Newborn poop (meconium)

Expect to find a greenish-black, tarry, sticky poop that looks like motor oil in your newborn's diaper. Since meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in utero, it doesn't really smell – so you may not realize it's time for a diaper change.

When your baby is 2 to 4 days old, his poop will become lighter in color – sort of an army

green – and less sticky. This so-called transitional stool is a sign that he's started digesting early breast milk or formula and that his intestinal tract is A-okay.

Healthy breastfed poop

If your baby is exclusively breastfed, her poop will be yellow or slightly green and have a mushy or creamy consistency. It may be runny enough to resemble diarrhea. Breastfed poop typically looks like Dijon mustard and cottage cheese mixed together and may be dotted with little seed-like flecks. Interestingly, its smell isn't half bad.

There are many shades of normal when it comes to breastfed poop. One you might see is a greener hue, which could signify that you ate something different than you normally do. If your baby isn't experiencing any other symptoms, there's no need to worry.

If you see bright green and frothy poop in your baby's diaper, almost like algae, she's probably getting too much foremilk – the low-calorie milk that comes first in a feeding – and not enough hindmilk, the higher-fat, super-nutritious stuff. It could mean that you're not feeding her long enough on each breast. To remedy this, start each feeding on the breast you ended on.

Healthy formula-fed poop

Formula-fed babies have pasty, peanut butter-like poop on the brown color spectrum: tan-brown, yellow-brown, or green-brown. It's more pungent than poop from breastfed babies and a little less pungent than poop from babies who are eating solid food, but you'll recognize the smell.


Iron-fortified poop

If you give your baby an iron supplement, his poop may turn dark green or almost black. This doesn't happen often, but it's a completely normal variation that would make Popeye proud.

One thing: If your baby's poop looks blackish and he's not taking an iron supplement, it's a good idea to call the doctor to make sure it's not melena, or digested blood.

Solid-food poop

Once you start changing your baby's input to solid foods – rice cereal, pureed bananas, and so on – you'll almost instantly notice a change in her output, especially if she's breastfed.

Solid-food poop tends to be brown or dark brown and thicker than peanut butter, but still mushy. It's also smellier.

Poop with partially digested food

Occasionally your baby's poop will have identifiable chunks of food in it or be tinged with a surprising hue of the rainbow, like red, orange, or dark blue. Red could mean beets, orange suggests carrots, and dark blue implies blueberries (you may see pieces of blueberry skin in there, too).

Not to worry! You're probably seeing this because certain foods are only partially digestible or travel so quickly through the intestines that they don't have time to completely break down. It also happens when your baby eats a lot of one type of food or doesn't chew a mouthful completely before he swallows.

The time to call the doctor is if your baby's poop consistently has undigested food in it. The doctor will check to make sure your baby's intestines are absorbing food and nutrients properly.

Diarrhea

In babies, diarrhea is very runny and appears to be made up of water more than solids. It can be yellow, green, or brown and can seep or "explode" out of the diaper.

Diarrhea can be a sign of an infection or allergy, and if it lasts for a while without being treated, can lead to dehydration. Call the doctor if your baby is 3 months old or younger, has more than two or three diarrhea-filled diapers, or continues having diarrhea for more than a day or two.

It's also wise to call the doctor if your baby's diarrhea contains visible blood or mucus.

Constipation

If your baby's poop is hard and looks like little pebbles, she's probably constipated. Your baby may be visibly uncomfortable when she's pooping, and the poop may even be tinged with blood from irritating the anus on the way out.

One or two pebbly diapers isn't a concern, but if your baby has three or more (or if you see blood), it's best to call the doctor. Constipation often happens in babies who are being introduced to solid foods, or it can be a sign of milk or soy protein sensitivity or a lack of tolerance to something in breast milk or formula. Your doctor may recommend giving your baby water, pear juice, or prune juice to help move things along.

Poop with mucus

Does your baby's diaper look like it's been slimed? Greenish poop streaked with shiny, glistening strings means there's mucus in it. This sometimes happens when a baby is especially drooly, since mucus in saliva often goes undigested.

But mucus in poop is also a telltale sign of an infection or allergy. If it's accompanied by any other symptoms or shows up in your baby's diaper for two days or more, call the doctor to rule out any problems.

Bloody poop

Sometimes the blood in a baby's poop is bright red, and sometimes it's black (which means it's been digested).

Bright red blood can show up in baby poop for a few different reasons. Call your doctor if you notice:

*Normal poop tinged with red blood, which is often a sign of a milk protein allergy (pictured above).
*Constipated poop with a hint of red blood, likely a result of tears in the anus or tiny hemorrhoids.
*Diarrhea mixed with red blood, which can indicate a bacterial infection.

When black blood appears in a baby's diaper – usually in little flecks that look like black poppy or sesame seeds – it's often because the baby is breastfed and swallowing blood from Mom's cracked and bleeding nipples. While this is a sign that you need some pain relief, it doesn't pose a threat to your baby. Still, you should call the doctor to make sure it's not something more serious, like bleeding from your baby's intestines.

**Source : baby center

64 comments:

  1. adeh lid xsggup aku nk nengok huhu.papepn thnx ye.info ni amat bguna pdku.klu de print kale harus aku print n kasi kpd yg bkenaan ;p

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  2. haha..aku edit lagi byk kali tgk ni..bile nak mkn cm teringat plak :p

    btw ko byk2 sabo jela dulu, smp mase senyap la nti tu..doa byk2 ye:D

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  3. wat kind of disgusting site is this

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    1. fuck off. everyone has the right to their own opinion shit head.

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    2. it helps moms know thier babies are healty.. since they cannot talk to us yet..

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    3. Grow UP!! Obviously u dont have any kids....

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  4. It was a great help tonight. Thank you for posting the images.

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  5. thank you for posting this - really informative.

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  6. very helpful, thanks!

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  7. Thanks for this, helped diagnose a protein allergy I think my bambino may have.

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    1. LOL. bambino, u italian?

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    2. very helpful to worry wart first time mother of a beautiful bambino

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  8. thanks for the information. very helpful

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  9. Very helpful indeed! Thanks for the images!

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  10. there are somethings you can't un-see. thanks for the warning

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    1. Baby poo realy offends you more than the need to ensure your infant is healthy please don't have children!

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    2. very much informative....thanks a lot...:)

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  11. Ohmygosh... Thank you! Big big help! :)

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  12. Shontazia Harris and Akionna Ebron and Nyquirria ThomasFebruary 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    for the last one did that baby have their period.and the 1 b4 last luks lyk a pebble

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  13. Thanks so much this was VERY helpful...

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  14. Thank you so much for posting pictures. This has been a tremendous help!

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  15. Seems crazy to google baby poop until yout little one is having issues. In our case it's food allergies that are going through my milk. Thank you so much for your post.

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  16. big help. thanks for posting this. It can be confusing to know what's normal.

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  17. Great Posts!! Thank you!!

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  18. Very helpful!

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  19. my baby has black pebble like poop help ?

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  20. What is with the silly (and ignorant) comments? When you have a child you will know how helpful this is to have photos as well as a description. Unsightly as they might be it helps a new parent figure out if there are any problems or if their baby is perfectly healthy. Incredibly helpful! Thank you!!

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    1. Totally agree. my little girl is 3 weeks old and i was starting to worry about her poop until I saw this. Its like someone had taken a pic of her poop and posted it on here lol

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    2. Also agree! Now I know my 3w old son has diarrhea & will be calling the pediatrician tomorrow! THANK YOU! The pictures are a big help!

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  21. awesome site! it helped me so much so when i called the doctor i felt as if i had some knowledge...

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  22. I'm hungry now, could go for some chile.

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  23. This info was very helpful and put my mind at rest.

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  25. Thanks for posting pics, words do not properly describe. Good to know that it is just mucus, now to figure out why.

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  26. thank u wasnt sure if slimy green poop was diareahh or a food alergy for my newborn. vry helpful

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  27. I have no kids but am absolutely fascinated and horrified by this site. I just read through the entire thing twice and sent this link to pretty much everybody I know.

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  28. it is very helpful to SEE what you are describing. thank you this was helpful

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  29. What does baby poop look like with rice cereal?

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  30. thanks for the info. my baby's poop is bloody. suffering diarhea for about a week . what am I going to do? huhu

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  31. Thank you for the pics...last night my MIL had me all worried b/c she said my formula fed baby should not have green poop and that I NEED to take her to the doctors to find out what kind of formula to switch to. However, my daughter is on an iron fortified with probiotics as well so this site was very helpful!!

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  32. this is the only site where i could find helpful information, thank you VERY much =)

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  33. What about really fowl...jelly like greeny yellow poop. My baby also has an allergy to something , he broke out with eczema recently.

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  34. thanks for the INFO..its really helpful

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  35. Great info!! it really helped :)

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  36. Thank you for the post. Very helpfull.

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  37. My baby was having poops that looked like pebbles. This website is very helpful, especially the graphic pictures. As a parent I am looking for information that can benefit my children, and this one does. Thank you. Anyone that has negative comments about pictures of poop should be more mature and just not look instead of posting useless and rude comments.

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  38. I am taking a Lactation Counselor test in a few days and this website helped me to study, got to see a few powerpoint pictures really quick during class, but that was it. What a great website. Thanks!

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  39. Thank you for the photos and info. This was very helpful. What I don't understand is the people that have been rude in there comments had to Google baby poop so what's the problem? You got what your looking for. Until you have a child your worried about you may not see how helpful this truly is. Thank again!

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  40. Big help thank u think my son has a problem with digesting his food

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  41. This site is very helpful and puts my mind at ease. Thank you for the information.

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  42. Wow this all was helpful!!!!

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  43. Hope you didn't experiment in one baby! Very helpful, graphic, but to the point. My daughter had a tiny bit of blood compared to the nappy-full shown above, makes me feel a poop-load better. We'll go doctors on Monday, peace.

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  45. Great article. Pictures really helpful. Thought my baby had diarrhea, but it is just normal breastfed poop.

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  46. Good info with pics! Thanks!

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  47. Thank you so much! As a first time mum, and exclusively breastfeeding, it's great to see the difference between just normal breastfed baby poop and diarrhoea- totally helped me rest my mind a bit. Thank you again!

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  48. So helpful!! Thank you.

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  49. haha thought my daughters poo was not normal now i kno it is..great!!

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  50. Great help for worried mothers

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  51. just started my baby on solids - she's comfortable but not as regular as before and now has become a little constipated. she's also recently developed dry patches on her lower legs. Would you advise maybe organic prune juice to cleanse her colon a little? Thanks for all this info - very useful and informative. Gives a good indication of any potential health issues with babies

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