How Do You Understand A Breastfeeding Babys Bowel Movements?
To new parents, the first few days of their baby’s life come with much uncertainty and many questions. For the breastfeeding mother, normal bowel movements from her newborn baby can help the mother feel confident about her breastfeeding her baby. Follow these steps to help you understand the breastfeeding baby’s bowel movements in those first few days of life. Look for a breastfed baby’s first bowel movement, also known as meconium, the substance that formed in the baby’s bowel prior to birth. This substance is sticky and thick and has a greenish-black color. Parents tend to find it difficult to remove meconium from their baby’s bottom because it’s sticky. Breastfed babies usually have their first bowel movement within 12 hours after their birth. Typically, on the first and second days of life, a breastfed baby will have one to two bowel movements of this type per day. Watch for the transitional bowel movements that follow the meconium stools. You will note a bowel movement that has a