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2 Week Old Baby Green Poop
My 2 week old baby sweats from the forehead feedings or as he lays down for naps and wen he tries to poop even though no poop comes out. Is this norm?
Possibly: But sweating during feelings can sometimes be a sign of problems with the heart. Your pediatrician should be able to sort this out. Prompt evaluation is important. ...Read more
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?
Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby had a dark green to blue poop and has been crying all day very fussy and not sleeping well?
My week old baby has been sleeping so much the last two days, and not eating as much per feeding. He hasn't been fussy but grunting a lot. Pooping n urinating just fine too. Is he ok? What's wrong?
Depends: Not sure what you mean by grunting but that word bothers me a bit. The sleep, eating and pooping sounds ok. Does his breathing sound ok? If concerned I would not hesitate to take your baby to the pediatrician. Grunting is not a normal baby sound but it might be just your description for a normal sound. ...Read more
My 14-week-old baby has become constipated and his poo has also turned light green. What can I do?
Constipation: There are different ways to treat constipation in an infant. Depends on if he is breastfed or formula fed. One can change to a more gentler formula that is easier on the tummy. You can also give some water with brown sugar, or prune juice small amount. There are also some laxatives and suppositories that can be used if more severe. Discuss with Ped or ask for virtual consult for more details. ...Read more
When should I worry about by 6 week old baby not pooping? He normally goes poop daily but has not in a day.
6 week old baby normally poops once a day has been pooping after every feed the last day. Formula fed, poos are mustard colour and watery. Take 2 dr?
:poop:: It is okay for a baby to poop after every feed. The watery consistency does not sound normal however and the baby may have a light stomach virus. I would feed the baby two feedings with pedialyte instead of formula. If the watery poop continues after switching back to formula, I would take the baby to be evaluated or if there is associated vomiting, fever or other symptoms. ...Read more
Mucous in the stool: Is this mucous a one time event or happening a lot? Is the baby having many (10-12) stools a day and are they watery? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Do you see frank blood in the stool? These are all important questions in trying to figure out if this is milk-protein allergy. I would see you pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
My 1 week old baby has plenty of wet diapers through the day but just one poop/day. Is this a cause for worry?
Normal...: No need to worry - this is normal. It is even normal to stool just once every few days... ...Read more
7 week old breastfed babies poop is bright green and has a unusual smell? Is this normal or should it be cause of concern?
Infants: This is totally normal and you should stop worrying. ...Read more
I have a 7-week-old baby. She'd been pooping at least 1x day, but it has been 3 days since she pooped. She does pass gas & has wet diapers. Is it ok?
Depends on situation: If baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo to form. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. Your babies pattern sounds pretty normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom;s milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so don't stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 week old baby has constipation problems, and I gave her a suppositorie but she acts like there's still more poop, can I use another one?
I have a 3 week old baby and I breast feed and do formula, he be fuzzy and getting red from his face and he didn't poop yesterday or today is it norm?
Hard or pellet-like: Stools are a sign of constipation. If an infant of 6wks. Or younger strains to pass soft stool, it can be normal. The smooth muscle of the intestines is not yet coordinated to propel its contents, so they may draw up their legs, grunt, turn red in the face & use voluntary abdominal muscles to assist. Solely breast-fed babies hardly ever have hard stools; adding formula can make them harder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks old with possible digestive problems hello I have a 6 week old baby and he has been vomiting every night and during the day as well he sweats a lot he is very gassy and and is very hard to burp sometimes he won't even burp at all his poop is a pea
Vomiting: Vomiting in a six week old infant needs to be evaluated by a doctor promptly. It could be something common such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or it could be something more serious such as pyloric stenosis (a 6 week old boy is the prime age and gender for this). Either way, you should call his doctor and have him seen as soon as possible. Once he has been examined, your doctor will be able to give appropriate suggestions on how to treat him. Good luck! ...Read more
Newborn feeding: Try not to focus on each individual feed, but what baby takes over 24 hours. Just like you and i, our appetite is different at each meal and appropriate growth really involves the big picture rather that each feed. That being said, a 2 week old should be taking about 26 ounces a day of formula or breast milk. Breast being best, this is feeding every 2-3 hours for 15 minutes on each breast. ...Read more