Baby stool, a few things you need to know

The frequency and characteristics of the baby’s stool are closely related to the child’s age and diet. Under different ages and different dietary conditions, the frequency and characteristics of the baby’s stool may vary considerably, but so many different stool types may be completely normal.

In general, 80% of normal stool contain water, The rest is mainly food residues, Including a certain amount of neutral fat, fatty acids, incompletely digested proteins, carbohydrates and minerals mainly calcium salts. There are also a large number of symbiotic bacteria. Can also bring a small amount of mucus. Let’s talk about the normal stool of different ages and dietary states is like what: 1. The stool newborn starts to defecate within 24 hours after birth, and it will be completely defecated in about 2-3 days. Color: black green, dark green or dark green; Shape: Sticky like asphalt; Odor: odorless, it is composed of exfoliated epithelial cells, concentrated digestive juice and amniotic fluid drunk during the fetal period. Defecation frequency: If the number of times of feeding is sufficient, the fetus will be completely excreted in 2-3 days and will turn into normal infant stool. 2. The stool color of exclusively breast-fed babies: yellow or golden yellow; Shape: evenly pasty or with a little yellow stool particles, sometimes slightly thin or slightly green; Odor: odorless, sour taste. Defecation times: can be 2 ~ 8 times a day, also can be a few days once. Generally, after gradually adding supplementary food, the defecation times are reduced to about 1 time a day after 1 year old. 3. Artificial feeding baby’s defecation color: light yellow or grayish yellow; Shape: Dry and thick; Odor: Milk contains more protein and has obvious odor. Frequency of defecation: 1-2 times daily defecation. 4. After the stool of the mixed feeding baby is added with starch supplementary food, Some babies will have more stool, The consistency is slightly reduced, showing dark brown and the odor is aggravated. If vegetables and fruits are added, the appearance of stool will gradually approach adults. When vegetable puree is added at the beginning, a small amount of green vegetable puree is often discharged with stool. There is no need to be nervous. This is a common phenomenon of adding supplementary foods. Observe for a few days, if there is no obvious discomfort, it can continue to be added, and the stool will gradually return to normal color after the baby’s intestinal tract adapts.