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      Baby Excretion Poo and Pee Story

















Baby excretion ①

Babies eat differently depending on their age, so they have different stools.
Let's talk about baby stool this time.

The first stool is called meconium, which is greenish black and sticky tarry stool from the first day to the first 2 days after birth. It is similar to seaweed tsukudani.
This stool is a mixture of amniotic fluid that the baby drank while he was in the womb, and the intestinal epithelium and bile mixed in it, and has no odor.







Then it will change to breast milk or FM (artificial milk) stools. Recently, FM has a composition similar to that of breast milk, so the stool properties are almost the same as those of breast milk. For this reason, children who are normally breastfed may experience constipation, less frequent feedings, or hard stools if they take FM.
Basically, the stool at this time is soft like diarrhea until baby food is started. It's watery and some babies do it many times a day.
Also, some children eat once a day, or once every two to three days. It doesn't matter if you feed your baby a little or a lot, as long as your baby is in a good mood and is feeding well.
However, if the child does not have many bowel movements, strains painfully every time he has a bowel movement, cries because of the pain of bowel movements, or sometimes his anus is cut, try to give the baby plenty of fluids, or breastfeeding mothers. It is necessary to devise ways to soften the stool even a little, such as increasing the amount of water intake and breastfeeding.
In the case of FM, digestion varies considerably depending on the type, so it would be a good idea to change the brand.

All poops are normal.



















However, although this does not happen often when the baby is fed only breast milk or formula, it is more likely to occur once baby food is introduced, depending on the amount and type of food. The color of stools in breast milk or formula-only stools is predominantly yellow, sometimes yellow-green or green. There are many things like mucus, yellow cream soup, boiled pumpkin, and so on.
In the early stages of weaning, the color of carrots and spinach may come out, and sometimes they may come out undigested, but there is no need to worry. Also, yellow stools may contain small granules, but this is normal. In addition, the stool at this time of year has a sour odor, and does not have the smell of adult stool. However, when you have constipation, intestinal fermentation progresses and your farts and stools become smelly.
As baby food progresses, the stool texture and odor will become closer to that of normal adult stool.
It's normal to have a startlingly loud stool or a loud fart when you go to the bathroom.

Baby excretion ②

This time I will talk about abnormal stool conditions. Babies' digestive functions are immature compared to adults, and the stools of babies show various forms. In addition, it changes depending on eating habits such as lactation period and weaning period. They come in a variety of colors as well. The important thing is that if the baby is in a good mood, has an appetite, and is in good skin condition, there is little to worry about.

The color of the stool is an extreme expression, but there is no need to worry about colors other than red, black, and white.
What is wrong with these three colors?








Red or black stools are suspected bloody stools. Bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract results in black stools that look like coal tar. If you have enteritis, anal fissure, or bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract, you will have bloody or reddish-black stools. Constipation or hard stools may cause the anus to be cut and blood to be mixed in. Diarrhea may cause sores on the buttocks and a little blood on the diaper, but these are not bloody stools to worry about.

White stool can be white diarrhea caused by rotavirus, bile duct abnormality, hepatitis, etc., and the stool does not have a bile color. The latter is life-threatening and requires early treatment.

Babies are prone to diarrhea, but most diarrhea is due to viral infections such as colds. Stool during breastfeeding may be mistaken for diarrhea, but pathological diarrhea has a strong sour odor and occurs frequently, causing the baby to be in a bad mood, sore bottom, fever, vomiting, and loss of appetite. It is easy to diagnose because it is accompanied by other symptoms such as
Dehydration is the most important concern in case of diarrhea. Hydrate enough. Anti-diarrheal medicine does not have a specific effect, and it will not subside unless the cause is removed. If your dog has no appetite, don't force him to eat, but only give him what he wants to eat and water. Avoid citrus fruits, dairy products, ice cream and oily foods. If you are a baby before weaning, give breast milk or formula frequently. Instead of giving a lot at once, give small amounts many times.
If you are reluctant or throwing up, it is also a good idea to put a little ice or sherbet pop in your mouth. Sherbet of sweetened black tea is also effective for vomiting and diarrhea. Popsicles (popsicles), porridge, bananas, apples, and vegetable soups are also acceptable. Weaning food should be soft and easy to digest. Observe your baby's general condition. If the baby is able to eat and drink, is in a good mood, and is active, we will see how it goes, but it will not accept anything at all. If your eyes are sunken, you may be dehydrated, so see a doctor immediately.
The buttocks get sore easily, so wash them with lukewarm water after each bowel movement and dry them well with a dry towel. If the skin peels off or bleeds, I will give you medicine. There are several types of medicine for diaper rash, but if you don't get it, it will get worse, so stop using it immediately and replace it.
In the early stages of weaning, indigestion and diarrhea are particularly likely to occur, so proceed slowly and gradually while monitoring the situation.

Baby excretion ③

This time it's about constipation and urine in babies. Babies have different bowel movements, some have bowel movements every day, some have multiple bowel movements, some have bowel movements once every two days, some have bowel movements once every three to five days, and so on. Even if it's once every 3 days, if your baby is well fed and is in a good mood, there's no need to worry. You can think of it as a baby's rhythm. However, if you have pain during defecation, hard stool that cuts the anus, you are suffering because it takes a long time to defecate, or you have a bloated stomach, some kind of countermeasure is necessary.

In such a case, first try to devise the food you are ingesting. Constipation is rarely seen in normal breast-only babies. Most of them have been since I started eating baby food. Try adding more fluids, citrus juice, sugar water, and a more fibrous diet. After eating and breastfeeding in the morning, it is also effective to slowly massage around the belly button with 2 to 3 fingers in a clockwise direction. If it is hard and does not come out for about a week, dip the tip of a cotton swab in baby oil, insert about 1 cm from the anus, and gently swirl the swab to stimulate it. Repeat it three times.
Even if it doesn't happen right away, it may come out while I'm rubbing my stomach. As for pathological constipation, there is a disease called Hirschsprung, which is caused by congenital deficiency of ganglia in the colon or sigmoid colon and poor intestinal dilatation. , nutritional status worsens. If it is mild, it may be mistaken for constipation and the diagnosis may be delayed, but it is a rare disease.

A baby's urine is almost colorless to pale yellow, and the frequency of urination is 15 to 20 times for infants and 10 times for infants. Occasionally, if urate, which is a component of urine, is mixed, the urine will turn pale pink or orange, but there is no need to worry. In such cases, it often happens in the newborn period when the baby's water intake is low, so let's breastfeed as often as possible.

Urinary abnormalities include abnormally high or extremely low frequency of urination, frequent urination, pain during urination, red blood in the urine, pus in the urine, etc. is the case. Urinary tract infections such as cystitis, pyelonephritis, renal tumors, nephrotic syndrome, vaginitis, and posthitis are possible, so please see a doctor immediately. At that time, report to the doctor how often you urinate, how much urine you have, how much your appetite and fluid intake are, whether you have a fever or other symptoms, and how you are feeling.

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