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Doctor insights on: 5 Month Old Poop

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How often should a five month old poop?

How often should a five month old poop?

Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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How often do 5 month old baby poop?

How often do 5 month old baby poop?

Infant stool: If the stool is soft then even once a week is fine, especially breast fed babies as breast milk is easily digested with little left for stool. ...Read more

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My 15.5 month old has trouble pooping while sitting down. She always wants to stand to poop and tenses up. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

My 15.5 month old has trouble pooping while sitting down. She always wants to stand to poop and tenses up. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

Make stool soft: Potty training at this age can be challenging. Make sure everything is done to make sure stools are soft and the act of passing stool is not painful. This can be accomplished with high fiber foods (fruits and vegetables), increased hydration with water, and prune juice if needed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is also an option. Continue to encourage child and give lots of praise for attempts and actual BMs. Keep at it. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has been pooping after every feeding for nearly a week now and this hasnever happened before should I be worried?

My 5 month old has been pooping after every feeding for nearly a week now and this hasnever happened before should I be worried?

Maybe: Bf infants can stool a little smear every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily.If you have added juices they can often loosen up the process and increase frequency. If the kid feeds and acts great, I would just monitor things. ...Read more

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Why does my 5 month old baby have purple poop. The only thing she ate differently was bananas?

Why does my 5 month old baby have purple poop. The only thing she ate differently was bananas?

What She Ate: If there she ate jarred bananas, one of the ingredients caused the color. Check the label.In any case, this should be harmless. ...Read more

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2.5 month old baby used to poop 3/4 time per day, hasn't pooped in 2 days, bottle fed breast milk only and is extremely fussy, gassy, and pulling legs?

2.5 month old baby used to poop 3/4 time per day, hasn't pooped in 2 days, bottle fed breast milk only and is extremely fussy, gassy, and pulling legs?

Colic: baby is breast fed but he is exposed to the foods you eat many foods like nuts chocolate or sometimes even milk that you ingests exposes him to it and it is absorbed in a complete molecule.and cause changes in the bowel pattern and gas and discomfort try eliminating these products and reintroduce them one at a time and keep a diary to see what is causing it ...Read more

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We have a five month old girl child who seems to suffer from constipation, although the poops aren't extremely hard.?

We have a five month old girl child who seems to suffer from constipation, although the poops aren't extremely hard.?

Constipation: If a baby's poops are very pasty like peanut butter then they are constipated. Their poops should be soft and mushy like oatmeal (or even softer). Straining for less than 5 minutes is normal. If the straining lasts more than that they might be constipated. ...Read more

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My 5 month old is having a hard time passing his poop. What can I do to help him pass it?

My 5 month old is having a hard time passing his poop. What can I do to help him pass it?

Try This: Take 1 oz of prune or pear juice mixed with 1 oz water and give him 1 -2 oz once or twice a day until he is ok. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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