Bowel Movement (BM) for Newborns
Newborns have thick black or dark green substances in their intestines. It is necessary to eliminate it from the bodies of newborns. This waste is eliminated in the form of meconium and it can occur in first few days after the birth of a baby. After the elimination of meconium the color of stools changes to yellow – green. In the start, a baby doesn’t eat solid food therefore the stools are mustard color thick liquid having particles in it.
Frequency of Bowel Movements for Newborns
The color and frequency of bowel movement for newborns are different from baby to baby. Some pass stools immediately after feeding because it depends on the digestive system of newborns. Breastfeed babies have bowel movements only once in a day or once in a week because they eat don’t eat solid food. Every one knows about the variation of food for newborns therefore the color and frequency may also vary. Newborns have not any specific bowel movement habit because it all depends on their diet whether they are breast feed or bottle feed.
Bowel Movement for Newborns and call to a Doctor
Parents guess about the health of their newborns from the color and shape of stools. They should not worry about the variations in color, size and shapes of stools in newborns. If you experience blood in stools, constipation, diarrhea or irritation in anus then don’t waste time and call your doctor immediately.