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How Many Times Per Day Should My Baby Poop
Depends: P.S. All babies tend to strain rather dramatically with stools at some point, probably because their brain is working hard to coordinate their intestinal muscles (which are still weak) and nerves. Plus they are laying flat most of the time, so they don't have help from gravity. As long as their stools are soft, the crying, pulling up of legs, turning red is normal and won't last forever. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
How fed ????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. If a poor feeder & not wetting diapers at least every 6 hours, i would have her checked. ...Read more
Multiple: Some depends on whether the baby is breast fed or bottle fed but most babies stool 1 to 7or 8 times per day. Some can even skip several days> most important is the consistency not the frequency. Babies should have soft to watery stools not hard little balls of stool. ...Read more
What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy
Stop the rice: Stop adding rice cereal to the pumped milk (good job on breast feeding, by the way!). Keep breast feeding and keep the zantac (ranitidine). Rice cereal is very constipating! for reflux elevate the head of the crib. In addition to constipation, rice cereal before age 6 months is related to obesity in later life. You may also try a glycerine suppository (found in the baby section). After 7 days call md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: 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, generally 1-3 times/day.. ...Read more
My 7 wk old baby just started having yellowish, seedy poop. She has had 5 a day for the last 3 days. Is this normal or a concern in formula fed babies?
Perfectly normal: Stools vary in consistency and frequency in this age group! ...Read more
Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?
What is constipation: In a one month breast fed baby no poop for a few days is normal as long as the poop in not hard. Babies in the first month or so have frequents pooh so this change to less frequent pooh causes much worry but is normal regardless on apparent straining. At this age babies also have periods of unexplained crying which sometimes are attributed to gas or trouble with pooh. This is not the case! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Unless there is reason to test it it will go in the trash. A past history of drug abuse by a mother, protective service surveillance, or babies with withdrawal symptoms would all prompt such a study. Hospitals do make sure babies have had their first poop before going home. ...Read more
Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months. ...Read more
Colitis?: That usually means an infection of the large intestine. I would see the doctor for stool tests. ...Read more
What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?
My 1 month NB is doing poop with mucus is that normal for breastfeed babies? It's yellow with seeds but it does have some mucus on it.
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Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 week old breastfed babies poop is bright green and has a unusual smell? Is this normal or should it be cause of concern?
Infants : This is totally normal and you should stop worrying. ...Read more
Is it normal for twin babies who will be 2 in feb to take off their cloths and dippers and eat their poop and what can I do to prevent this?
Change diapers: Change the diapers more frequently and get them toilet trained. ...Read more
No: Probably not a problem. Especially if no other concern. ...Read more
Consult Pediatrician: You did not say how old your baby is.With the symptoms you described i will check with your babies pediatrician, he will be able to tell you what it may be. Hirschsprung disese symptoms usually start after the baby is born and if it is a mild condition it may not show up later. So take your child to the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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