A newborn baby should pass potty in the first 24 to 48 hours after birth. Usually, this potty appears to be black and is medically known as meconium. However, the newborn baby may pass potty inside your womb, and it may go inside the lungs of the baby. This case is known as meconium aspiration.
The normal potty of a newborn baby has no specific pattern. Generally, the baby can pass potty once a day or 10-20 times a day. On the other hand, some babies may not pass potty for 5-7 consecutive days.
Patterns of passing potty in newborn baby
Usually, your baby should drink your breast milk for the first 6 months. There are many patterns of the passing potty, firstly, he or she may pass potty immediately after taking milk. Also, if your baby is passing urine 6-10 times a day, it is quite normal and you don’t have to worry.
Secondly, if your baby is passing potty only 1 or 3 times a day, then also it is normal. Also, if your baby does not pass potty for 2-3 consecutive days, you do not have to worry about it.
Therefore, it depends upon you, as to how many days you have to wait if your baby does not pass potty. If your baby is not passing potty for continuous 5-7 days, still you can wait.
When should you be worried?
If your baby is not passing potty for a couple of days and is vomiting green liquid, then it is a worrying situation for you. The certain symptoms which you need to worry about when your baby is not passing potty are:
- Swollen stomach
- Reduced body movements
- Reduced intake of breast milk
- Greenish vomiting
- Not passing potty for a longer time
If these symptoms and signs arise, make sure to consult the doctor immediately. In these cases, there may be a blockage in your baby’s intestine. However, this blockage may occur since birth or a few weeks after taking birth.
If your baby has thyroid problems since birth, then also your baby might not pass potty properly. Although nowadays thyroid test is becoming mandatory for every newborn baby, this is called the TSH test. However, it is also your responsibility to ask your doctor whether the TSH test has been done or not.
After feeding your baby for six months with breast milk, you have to feed some more food to your baby according to the pattern changes. This diet is the weaning diet. When you start this weaning diet, most of the potty issues of your baby arises during this time.
Moreover, after 6 months you need to make a fiber-enriched diet for your baby. This fibrous diet should include vegetables, soup, fruit juices, etc. Also, make sure to reduce the amount of milk as the main diet.
Make sure you keep in mind that after 6 to 8 months, you need to change the diet of your baby. If your baby is not passing potty properly, increase the fiber diet and reduce feeding of the breast milk. If any of the above symptoms arise, make sure to immediately visit the doctor.