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Do Babies Poop After Every Meal
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
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
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
For some weeks now. Every time i eat, my stomach start aching instantly and I have to use the toilet. I poop like 4-6 times after every meal. Problem?
After meal, no need to pee for hours, but after poop / at bed time, i need to pee every 30 min.X3 times (large volume, no color) altho not drinking. ?
My baby sister who is 1 and 1/2 cries after every meal she eats, like she is upset that it has finished?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is formula fed and she poops after every feed. Sometimes, it can be more than other times and has strains of blood. Is it sign of infection?
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