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what causes a breast fed baby to poop after every meal? i know its normal but i'm just curious,

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Breast milk: Breast milk is the best natural laxative a baby can get. Keep it up as there really isn't a concern unless your baby is not doing well. Good luck
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Gastrocolic reflex: It works in babies and adults, too. When the stomach gets full, it triggers a reflex leading to bowel evacuation to prepare for receiving the next load of waste as the meal is digested. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap!

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