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How many times a day should my breastfed baby poop?

How many times a day should my breastfed baby poop?

3 - 4: A young breastfed baby usually poops after every feeding or after every-other feeding (averaging 3-4 poops a day). As the weeks go by, babies tend to poop less often, some twice a day while others once every-other day. As long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have constipation, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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My 2 month old breastfed baby is pooping olive green liquid. It is the consitency of water and he poops 6-10 times a day. What could be wrong?

My 2 month old breastfed baby is pooping olive green liquid. It is the consitency of water and he poops 6-10 times a day. What could be wrong?

Diarrhea: A 2-mo-old baby who is having diarrhea 6-10 times/day should be seen by a qualified physician to ensure that the baby is not getting dehydrated and then evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more

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When should I worry about my 1 week old breastfed baby not pooping.?

When should I worry about my 1 week old breastfed baby not pooping.?

If they act sick: A baby who is eager to feed and stays in their usual pattern is usually fine.Breast fed babies can have a little poo each feed or a big blowout every 7-10 days.If the belly is soft and baby happy, give it some time. ...Read more

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3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?

Common: The list of causes for fussiness is endless, but pretty common for young infants.Stool color is defined by pigments added by the liver, which start out a dark green and change through lighter green/yellows and browns depending on how long it takes to move through digestion and how the germs act on it. The scenario is not uncommon or worrisome. ...Read more

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2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?

Green is normal: The body adds bile to the digestive process that colors the poo.It starts out dark green & gradually changes through green, yellow & brown as agents make metabolic changes to the bile.Green is a normal stool color that can infer things are moving through quickly. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach bug my poop is green and I'm pooping a lot can that change the color/texture of my 4month old breastfed baby poop?

I think I have a stomach bug my poop is green and I'm pooping a lot can that change the color/texture of my 4month old breastfed baby poop?

Stomach virus: Is your stool watery? The color is not very important, your 4 mos old baby can get diarrhea if he catches the virus from you, so make sure you wash your hands before taking care of your baby & use hand sanitizer, lysol surfaces particularly in the bathroom. Feel & enjoy your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 4 months breastfed baby has greenish poo with mucus. Please advice.?

My 4 months breastfed baby has greenish poo with mucus. Please advice.?

It's ok: Exclusively breast fed babies can have stools that go from yellow and runny to green in color depending on what they are eating. The iron in vitamins or cereal will change the color of the stool. Black and tar like stools or frankly bloody stools are of concern. ...Read more

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