Understanding Bowel Pattern Baby



The pattern of bowel movements a baby is generally influenced by several factors. Where the factors that influence among them are aging, organic factors or functions of the nervous system and organs, as well as the food consumed by the baby itself.

Knowing the pattern of bowel movements in infants is important for any parent. Because, by knowing the pattern of bowel movements of her baby is expected of parents able to detect health problems in babies with immediately to avoid complications.

Understanding Bowel Pattern Baby


Well, here is the pattern of defecation baby.

Bowel Pattern Baby

Frequency of defecation Baby Exclusive

The frequency of bowel movements in infants who are exclusively breastfed are generally always changing according to age. Until the first 3 weeks of life, infants should defecate minimum of once a day. However, at this age usually the baby will be more frequent bowel movements.

When he enters the second month, the baby may not have a bowel movement for several days. However, if this situation lasts longer, you have to bring the baby to a doctor. If the baby's stomach is not hard, and she was well, then he is in a normal state. As long as your baby is urinating as much as six times a day, normal urine color and weight gain was normal, meaning he was fine.

Frequency of defecation Baby Formula

Supposedly babies who drink formula bowel movements daily routine. Because, in the formula contained in the formulation should discard.

Stool color Baby

Stool color Normal

Babies who are breastfed or breast milk normally has a bright yellow color of feces. Where feces as it is usually called the golden stool. Results of the yellow color of the stool itself is derived from the fat that is digested with the help of bile.

While the normal color stool in infants who consume formula or breastfed interspersed with milk formla tend to yellow or dark, dark brown, brown, brown-green or yellow-brown.

Other Stool color

Not always a golden yellow color of feces baby. Where colored stool could have another baby because caused by several things. Here are some other baby stool color.

Faeces are green

Fese green on the baby actually still quite normal. Where the color of feces have appeared because the baby does not get hindmilk or mature enough breast milk, but only getting foremilk alone. However, the condition of the baby green stool can not be allowed to continue. Because, if the baby shortage hindmilk the physical growth will be delayed. Hindmilk contain fats that are needed by the baby.


  • Hindmilk shortage itself is caused by several things such as the following:
  • Breast milk produced by mothers too abundant so the little guy just spent foremilk.
  • The occurrence of sticking is missing or incorrect. Where less precise attachment will cause the baby is not breastfed optimally.
  • Foremilk itself contains very little fat and contain more sugar. So with that there will be changes in the digestive process and consequently feces turn green.


Yellow Stool with foam or mucus

Sometimes babies have a yellow stool with mucus or foam. For infants who are breastfed, the stool is a sign that he lacked hindmilk. While the foam on his stool sign of excess lactose found in foremilk.

Red Stool

Red feces could have been caused due to the presence of blood in the stool. This red feces may be a liquid or a clot. To ensure the situation, you should immediately contact a doctor.

Grayish-white feces

Stool grayish white or pale yellow to watch. Because the faeces can only signify that the child experienced a disorder of the liver or bile ducts.

Texture defecation Baby

Consuming exclusively breastfed baby

Generally newborns have stool soft texture. Where faecal excretion is brought when he was in the womb. Stool is called meconium. Furthermore, feces will become dense clumps, like jelly or liquid form. However, during the child feces containing the dregs you do not feel worried. When the infant's stools liquid, does not mean he has diarrhea. But even then you have to be alert to the situation.

Consuming Milk Baby Formula

Infants consuming formula typically have the texture of feces yangt clumping or round. Infants who consume formula sometimes may experience constipation because formula is more slowly digested than milk or breast milk. Moreover, if the formula is consumed by infants are not suitable or unsuitable. If your baby is still on probation formula, it is important for you to keep a closer state of feces.

Toilet Baby Getting MPASI

If your baby has been introduced or acquire complementary foods or solids, ideally he bowel movement every day. In infants already eating solid foods stool color will be the same as the color of the food he consumes. When a new baby is introduced to complementary foods, usually it will be more prone to constipation. Where constipation is itself a problem baby's digestive system which is characterized by difficulties when defecating, pain when defecating or even to their injuries on the anus and may bleed. If your baby is younger than 2 years old, you should avoid to give too much fiber-containing foods. If a child suffering from constipation, then you can give a fruit rich in water content.

Some things you need to consider in infants. From the start of the food consumed by infants to the pattern of urination and defecation magnitude. From the pattern of urination and defecation patterns of infants, it can be seen an indication of the adequacy of fluid. If the baby shows some signs like this, then immediately take him to the doctor.


  • Infants aged 5-21 days within 24 hours wkatu not defecate.
  • At the age of 5 days the baby still pass meconium.
  • Stool brown babies.
  • Faeces issued a little baby.
  • Babies tend to be infrequent defecation.
  • By looking at the pattern of bowel movements a baby, then we can find out if your child getting enough fluid intake and vice versa.


The pattern of bowel movements in infants consuming breast milk or breast milk to infants who consume different formula. Such differences of shape or texture, color and frequency. But even then, you do not get too panicked. If any changes were accompanied by the baby's condition unnatural act immediately.

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