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can a newborn poop too much

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool & this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a l ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Various times: Breast fed babies may have a stool once a day, with each feeding or can sometimes go as long as a week. All these occasions are considered normal.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Newborns and pooping: Each baby has different frequency of pooping. When it suddenly changes to less or more then, it is considered constipation or diarhea. Even the amount ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool ; this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a l ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Plugged up: I use cereals to plug up a kid naturally after they develop diarrhea. Infants don't need cereals until 6 months, so I'm curious why a newborn would ge ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on age & hx: It depends on age of the new born. If he/she has not pooped in the first 48 hrs, then the pediatrician needs to evaluate the baby. The bowel habits ch ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: As long as he is comfortable and has no other symptoms, such as vomiting and abdominal distention with firmness, he is likely OK. He may also continue ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The bowel movements can vary in color from brown to yellow to green. With formula fed babies, as well.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Water in newborns: Plain water is not appropriate for young infants under 6 months. Small sips of water unlikely to change stool pattern. Stool patterns vary depending ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes!: This is absolutely normal in newborns, especially with breast milk.
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
As often as: he or she wants to. A newborn should have at least 5-6 wet diapers a day. A breast fed newborn can mat poop after every feed but after a week or so m ... Read More
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