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Frequency Of Bowel Movements In Breastfed Babies
Digestible: Breast milk is very easily digestible. Nearly all the nutrients are absorbed and there is very little fiber which passes into bowel movements. It is completely normal for breast fed babies to have soft bowel movements every 1-4 days. Call your doctor if the stools are very hard- like little balls- or if the stools are extremely watery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?
Pain isn't normal: It is common for some breast fed babies to have a bowel movement with each feeding (sometimes, just small squirts). As long as it is soft, not hard balls, it is usually normal. But, if your baby really seems uncomfortable and cries excessively, he should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?
My breastfed infant is a month old and for the last few days she has been having 1-2 bowel movements a day. Is she constipated if so what to give her?
Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern as they grow. . Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. ...Read more
My baby is 6.5 months old, breastfed and eating baby food. Should he have a bowel movement every day?
Not Necessary: He could , but some babies can have a bm every 2-7 days.If not fussy and no problems when going this is a normal variation. ...Read more
My 5 months old baby has not have a bowel movement in 7 days. She is breastfed and she is also having rice cereal. Should i worry ?
No: As long as infant remains playful without vomiting or abdominal distention and had a soft stool on last bowel movement, it is unlikely baby has any serious problem inside abdomen. Wait it out for another 2-3 days. Infrequent bowel movement in breast-fed infants over 1 month old is fairly common. ...Read more
How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.
BM and baby: Babies poop at very different intervals. GENERALLY breast fed babies poop more frequently than formula fed/supplemented babies. If you child is not in any distress I would NOT be doing rectal probing to force a BM. Only a trained physician should perform this as serious injury can occur to your child. Expect breast fed baby to poop 3-6 times a day and formula fed baby maybe 2-3 a day on ave. ...Read more
How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!
My 3month old.Is breastfed and has always made regular bowel movements until recently, he has not gone now in 5 days. Is there something we can give?
My 6-week old daughter has not had a bowel movement in four days. Is that ok? She is both breastfed and formula-fed
Could Be: Breast fed babies can poo a little every feed or overflow a diaper once every 7-10 days. If soft it is normal. Straining or grunting sounds also do not mean constipation.If baby puts out rabbit pellets or shot cigars they are extracting too much water from their poo. Occasionally the combination of formula + bm can lead to irregularity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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