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

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

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! ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Can be: There is a basic process called the gastrocolic reflex.It is a wave of stimulation that sends a "move on" message to our gut after we take a volume of material into our stomach.The reflex may or may not trigger an emptying, but it is part of normal digestive action. You possibly reduce the frequency of emptying by adding some cereals or bananas to the diet.Plums/prunes/apple juice give more stools ...Read more

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My baby has poo after every meal. Is it normal?

My baby has poo after every meal. Is it normal?

Yes: Eating stimulates the gastrointestinal tract to move. So after eating , they are stimulated to go. Some go after every meal, and while that causes a lot of diapers, it's truly normal. ...Read more

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Pooping after every meal.Normal size texture,sausage shaped sometimes,Do i need to worry?

Pooping after every meal.Normal size texture,sausage shaped sometimes,Do i need to worry?

Has your diet: changed? If so, that could be the cause and is nothing to worry about. As your system gets used to any new eating pattern, your stooling pattern may return to the more common one of 1-2 stools(poop) per day. If this continues or you haven't changed your diet, and if there is abdominal pain and/or vomiting with it, be sure to call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Have to go to the bathroom after every meal and poop?

Have to go to the bathroom after every meal and poop?

Reflex: You have an active gastrocolic reflex so that when food enters your stomach, it sets off a reflex that sends waves of contraction down your entire intestinal tract leading to a bowel movement. If you can't slow it down by experimenting with your diet, a medication like bentyl taken 1/2 hour before eating usually calms down this reflex. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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My baby sister who is 1 and 1/2 cries after every meal she eats, like she is upset that it has finished?

My baby sister who is 1 and 1/2 cries after every meal she eats, like she is upset that it has finished?

Crying after meals: She may not be crying because she is still hungry. But she may have celiacs disease or intolerant to milk or other food. If it continues see a gastroenerologist. ...Read more

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Should my baby poop after every feeding?

Should my baby poop after every feeding?

No: Stooling patterns for infants are very different from adults. Some newborns poop after every feed (yes that can mean 8 times a day!). Some breastfed babies, however, absorb all the nutrients in the milk and can go up to a week without a poopey diaper. As long as your baby is gaining weight well, his stool is soft, there's no blood in the diaper and the stool isn't a white color its probably ok. ...Read more

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