White lumps in the feces of the baby
The birth of a baby is both joy and excitement, an indescribable feeling of happiness and constant anxiety. And anxiety can be on different occasions. Mom only has to guess if the baby is not hungry, why he whimpers, whether it's warm to him. A lot of questions appear in connection with the basic functions of life, including with the baby's chair. Mucus, blood veins, white lumps in the feces of the baby can cause fear for the condition of the child, so you should know when such problems occur, if he has a disease.
Debugging of the newborn's body systems is a complex and lengthy process
To begin with, it should be said that the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract in every child is a strictly individual process. It can occur both for several months, and during the first years of life. A full capacity to digest food and remove its remnants from the body at the level of an adult is formed only eight years after birth. That's why you should not rush with some products in the diet of children, to impose on them an "adult" table. Even the slightest disruption in the usual diet provokes white lumps in the feces of the baby.
Why is the feces of the child grainy?
In the most favorable case, this appearance of the baby's chair is overeating. If the amount of food a child consumes during the day is more than necessary to meet physiological needs, this provokes excess. Undigested particles make up the very pellets in the feces of the baby. The human body is designed in such a way that the food is digested and digested with the allocation of the necessary enzymes, but the children's pancreas can not cope with its task by one hundred percent due to its underdevelopment. And the stomach of the baby does not play a passive function at all - it only absorbs substances from food.
Early feeding is taboo!
There is a difference in what is the rate of feces in the baby, depending on the type of feeding. According to the Ministry of Health, according to the latest regulations, it is not recommended for a child up to six months to consume anything other than breast-milk or an adapted milk formula. A few decades ago, children were injected with the first food after the third month, but it is scientifically proven that this has a negative impact on future health. A child who has experienced such experiments early on can become an allergic person, have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, dysbiosis.
Chest VS bottle
Breastfeeding, all for the same recommendations of the Ministry of Health, is in priority. After all, how good, balanced and quality the mixture is, it can not meet all the needs of the child. Breast milk is a miracle of nature, analogues to which it is impossible to find or artificially create. The fact is that its composition is constantly changing depending on the needs of the baby. Strong relationship between mother and child at the psychological and physiological level is manifested during feeding. However, such instability of food and its chemical composition can not guarantee a stable stool in the baby. And although many doctors, especially Western doctors, discard the direct relationship between the diet of the mother and the subsequent well-being of the child, experience shows that the influence exists. That is why it is better to avoid strong allergens, foods that disrupt metabolism, fast food and alcohol.
Breastfeeding: what can be pitfalls
But even if the mother's diet is absolutely healthy, does not contain harmfulness and chemistry, why can the problem occur and there are white lumps in the feces of the baby? As already mentioned, this is overeating. Applying the baby to the breast on demand has its advantages: it's a great way to calm an excited child, help him fall asleep, give a drink and feed. But a newborn child needs a constant mother's presence and often just wants her attention, gets not only entertainment, but also a helping of breast milk. In this there is absolutely nothing to worry about, and eventually mom and baby will learn to communicate by other methods, so this problem will pass. In addition, it is quite difficult to control how much the child sucked out of the chest. Sometimes it remains to rely only on nature and natural regulation, the feeling of saturation in the child. Take his chest from him by force is not worth it. In addition, the production of milk is arranged in such a way that the largest amount of food falls on the front milk, it is more liquid, not so fat and consists mainly of water. And the back stands out literally by grammes and allows the kid to enjoy his mother and her intimacy.
In what cases should I contact a specialist?
Uneven volume of milk in the breast, changes in its fat content, frequency of application directly affect the stool of the baby. Therefore, if his state of health is good, he is not bothered by gases, he easily defecates, then do not interfere with natural physiology. However, in the case of problems, it is best to adjust the diet by arranging the application by the clock, and for additional stimulation of the organism, support of the intestinal microflora should use special nutritional supplements. Such medications should be prescribed by the doctor based on the results of the analysis and external examination of the child.
Artificial feeding is normal
With children on artificial feeding, the situation is slightly different. Most often, having picked up a certain mixture, the mother stops her on her choice. Thus, there is stability and stability during feeding. In addition, special recommendations have been created for the amount of food eaten per day, for each age, for the weight of the child. Yes, and check whether everything ate the baby in a bottle, just. It happens that the child does not eat up the amount that it is supposed to do according to the norms, so the mother does not always follow the developed plans of pediatricians, changing the amount of food at her discretion. This also can lead to malfunctions in the intestines, and the newborn baby will manifest it with the contents of the diaper.
A new mixture is a new reaction
Another nuance for artificers is that in different batches of the mixture can change composition, even minor errors drastically change the characteristics of food, it can not pass unnoticed for the baby's body. The skin, on which rashes, or the intestines, may react. The undigested mixture or part of it will turn into white lumps in the feces. The baby has an unformed organism, so he reacts very sensitively to all changes.
What is meconium? What does he look like?
After a birth the kid extremely quickly changes, grows, mum it is necessary to watch closely all changes. A newborn child should immediately cleanse the intestines immediately after being born. Staying in my mother's tummy, he also ate, and the products of processing accumulated for many months. The first stool (meconium) is a hard enough feces, it is dark green, dense. Its allocation should end for a maximum of the second day. Then the stool becomes like a gruel, only occasionally with a small admixture of meconium and only in the first few days. This is the so-called transition chair, and it already shows how correctly and correctly the mother and doctors create a diet for the baby.
Feces of a child with breastfeeding
When breastfeeding, the stool should normally be mushy, light yellow with the smell of sour milk. Various impurities, excessive wateriness, foam, greenishness, mucus may indicate an abnormality of the intestine, a malnutrition of the mother. Each situation requires expert advice, because it can be a symptom of intestinal infection, lactose aversion, insufficient enzymes or dysbacteriosis. Before giving the child to all circles of hell in polyclinics, it is better to carefully study his condition, if he develops well, grows, does not cry, and as a whole looks healthy and happy, then such a feces infants are his norm, and he does not require medical intervention.
How do children cram on artificial feeding?
The feces of the children who feed on the mixture are slightly different. The color can vary from light yellow to slightly brown, the smell is also sourish, the consistency is mushy, but slightly thicker than from breast milk. A hard feces in a diaper is considered constipated and requires adequate measures on the part of the parents.
Constipation in the baby. How to identify?
Despite the widespread opinion of some pediatricians that a child can empty the bowel infrequently, it sometimes takes up to seven days to wait, and if it does not bother him, then there is nothing to worry about and mom and dad, this theory is not supported by all doctors. A chair that occurs less often than once every two or three days, already becomes constipated. Normally, the baby, feeding on breast milk, in the first months of his life should smear the diaper 5-6 times a day. Those who eat an adapted milk formula, the chair is less often - up to 4 times.