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How Many Times Should An Infant 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Babies, depending on whether they are primarily breast fed or formula fed, may have a bowel movement after every feeding, once or twice a day, or once every 2-3 days. As long as it is soft (mushy or like thick soup), it is normal. Call your doctor if the stool is usually hard balls or all water with no substance. ...Read more
How many times should a 3 months old should wet a diaper for it not to be considered dehydration? My baby has RSV with some vomit and diarrea.
3 Times a day: Be sure your baby has at least one wet diaper every 8 hours or so during the illness. Sometimes, putting a little cotton ball in the diaper is useful, so you can see that there is a little urine in there. If he goes longer than this, see his ped's for a followup. You can even try syringe feeds if he is short of breath, this can help keep the fluids in him while he's recovering. Best of luck ...Read more
Feeding: It depends breast feeding or formula. Breast feeding recommended every 2-3 hours (15-20 minute each breast). If you are giving formula usually it is every 3-4 hours. The quantity depends on the baby's age. A new born may take any where from 1-3 ounces based on the birth weight. Some babies will take less but more frequently. Amount goes up as the baby grows. The baby will tell you if more hungry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies : Every infant has different routine for passing stool, some may poop daily some every other day. Usually breast fed babies poop more often, after every feed. But regardless of the routine if baby is making normal texture stools and feeding well with normal weight gain, no need to worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How many times a day are 2 month old babies suppose to be eating..? & how many ounces in every feeding. -formula
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
Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more
Don't use: Studies show that there is no clinical proof that gripe water has any beneficial effects for infants. I would not use it at all. ...Read more
Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more
Bottle Feeding: I'll presume since you are a man we are talking about bottle feeding! This depends on baby's age. If you have a newborn, baby should be having between an ounce and two ounces every several hours, on demand. The number of ounces gradually increases as the baby grows older and the feedings gradually space out longer. Ask again with the specifics of baby's age and we can help more. ...Read more
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