Jay Gordon,MD, FAAP, IBCLC- лекар педиатър, международно-сертифициран консултант по лактация, специалист по хранене на бебета в Sloan-Kettering Institute в Ню Йорк:
"There is something important to point out regarding frequency of stooling in an exclusively breastfed baby. Many parents are concerned when after the early weeks where they may have been seeing a little bowel movement in almost every diaper, they suddenly begin to see days go by without any. This is perfectly normal. There is a great range of frequency of bowel movements with exclusively breastfed infants, ranging from a couple of times a day to several days. There are completely healthy nursing babies that have a bowel movement once a week, once every ten days, or even a few that go a bit longer. If your baby is healthy, developing well, nursing well and the consistency of the bowel movement when it does make its appearance is soft or loose, then do not be concerned. It is not constipation if it arrives in soft form. Constipation would arrive in pellets and hard formed pieces. "Laura Weidenfeld, MD - лекар педиатър в Sunshine Valley Pediatrics в Самърлин:
"Even if a baby is strictly breast-fed, the frequency of stooling varies among infants. While a frequent stool is most common, babies may stool only one time every other day and still be completely normal. Constipation in fact refers not only to the frequency of stools, but also to the consistency. Therefore, if an infant poops every third day but it comes out soft, this would not be considered constipation, and no therapy is indicated. In fact, at 3-6 weeks of age, breast-fed babies may only have one stool a week. This is because breast milk leaves very little waste in the intestines to be passed. Again, if the stool, when passed, is not hard, this is completely normal. In general, it is almost impossible for strictly breast-fed babies to become constipated."Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC - междунар. консултант по лактация:
"After 6 weeks of age, some healthy breastfed babies have dirty diapers far less often. If the baby seems happy and is acting normally energetic, is gaining weight well, and the stools are soft when they are passed, then it is not a problem. Usually the stool will be very large if it has been a few days (or even more) since baby last made a dirty diaper.
Constipation occurs when the stool is hard and dry when it is passed, not when baby has infrequent stools. "
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