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How many times a day a newborn poop?

How many times a day a newborn poop?

Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool ; this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. ...Read more

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How many times does a newborn poop?

How many times does a newborn poop?

Various times: Breast fed babies may have a stool once a day, with each feeding or can sometimes go as long as a week. All these occasions are considered normal. ...Read more

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I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

Plugged up: I use cereals to plug up a kid naturally after they develop diarrhea. Infants don't need cereals until 6 months, so I'm curious why a newborn would get them.That was the method 50 years ago but not today.Any time you alter babies diet it can effect their stool pattern. ...Read more

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3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and inconsolable?

3 day old newborn terrible gas, not pooping and  inconsolable?

See your doctor: There are many causes of inconsolable crying in an infant. This include among many others: colic, constipation, gas. Colic it is very common. I would recommend that you first see your physician to make sure there are no other problems. ...Read more

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Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried.. Am also breastfeeding . & she is getting the milk?

Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried.. Am also breastfeeding . & she is getting the milk?

Urine output: One of the ways we gauge adequate breast milk intake is by the number of wet diapers a baby makes in a 24 hour period ( should be at least 5). The other way is by weight gain ( at least an ounce per day). Stooling patterns are highly variable in nursed newborns as some stool every feed while others stool once a week! ...Read more

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My 9 month old has fever no vomiting her poop is very soft like a newborn she is sleeping a lot during the day n not eating as much is this normal?

My 9 month old has fever no vomiting her poop is very soft like a newborn she is sleeping a lot during the day n not eating as much is this normal?

Fever: She may be sleeping a lot because of dehydration caused by the fever and soft stools. Therefore it is important to give your child electrolyte containing fluids If condition gets worse see your doctor ...Read more

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My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

Yes: A young 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; the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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What to do if newborn not pooping?

What to do if newborn not pooping?

Question unclear: If the kid has never pooped it has a blockage and needs evaluation. If you mean he doesn't poop much, more info is needed. Breast fed babies can have a little smear with each feed or have one big blowout every 7-10 days.Bottle fed kids will poo more predictably & should go daily. If the poo is soft it is not considered constipation. ...Read more

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What does normal newborn poop look like?

What does normal newborn poop look like?

Almost anything: Initial newborn poop is usually greenish black meconium. Aftter that it can be any one of a number of colors-brown, yellow, green. It can be dark or light, firm, hard or soft, all of which can be normal. Red or bloody, tarry black or white could mean a serious problem and your pediatrician shoul be called. ...Read more

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