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How many times a day should a toddler poop

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It varies: From every other day to after every meal.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not really: Most likely related to diet. Lots of fruits, especially fruits that begin with a "p" will make you poop. Too much juice will also make us poop frequen... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Increased stooling: There are many causes of increased stooling. It is possible the antibiotic changed her bowel flora and is responsible. Continue to monitor her stools ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Stool saver: Your child may have passed a hard stool and as a result he doesnt want to poop. Give him MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to the point of inducing a diar... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
See gi doc: could be cow-milk protein allergy or inflammatory bowel but not enough info provided to know for sure. best to have him see a pediatric GI.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shapiro
General Practice 7 years experience
Constipation: Fear of having a bowel movement can be a sign of anal fissure, a tear in the tissue lining the anus from passage of hard stools. A doctor can evaluate... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Variable: On average 1-2 a day but may be less or more. Insure the stool is normal and there is proper growth. All the best.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Green is OK: Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown.It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Habit constipation: Is a common problem in toddlers. See your pediatrician for treatment. If it goes on longer, it is harder to treat.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yel... Read More

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