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How often should a three month old poop?

How often should a three month old poop?

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

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My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days. She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days.  She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

Can be normal: As babies age their stool patterns can change and become less frequent. Going a few days without a stool is very common. If she is eating and acting normally, there is nothing to do (but wait for the blowout diaper when she does go ;) ) ...Read more

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My 3 month old only poops maybe once a day or day and a half.. Is that ok? She's not in pain or anything just checking..

My 3 month old only poops maybe once a day or day and a half.. Is that ok? She's not in pain or anything just checking..

Normal.: This is normal pattern of stooling. As babies get older, they do not poop as frequently. If you are breastfeeding exclusively, your baby may not poop as long as 8 days. This is still normal. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter isnt pooping everyday like I think she should. When she was born she was going at least 3 times pooping. Should I be worried?

My 3 month old daughter isnt pooping everyday like I think she should. When she was born she was going at least 3 times pooping. Should I be worried?

Probably not: How often a baby poops changes in the first few months of life. At first they go frequently almost every time they eat and then it decreases to 1 to 4 times per day in the first year. If she is on formula or you have recently switched this may cause less pooping
Look for signs that she is straining to go and also at her belly to see if it looks bloated. If she were to start vomiting see a doctor ...Read more

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My 3 month old son has mucusy poop and isn't gaining very much weight. What could it be?

My 3 month old son has mucusy poop and isn't gaining very much weight. What could it be?

Food intolerence: or infection
have his stool tested for gramstain and culture
the most important issue is formula.maybe he has milk formula intolerance and if you are breast feeding it could be intolerence to what you are eating
it is important that baby be monitored closely by your physician because brain growth which is very active in the first year can get affected if baby,s growth is not taken care of ...Read more

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3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

3 month old pooping once a day dark green being formula fed along with breastfeeding is this normal?

Stool: Dark green stools are normal. The colour reflects the time it takes to pass the stool. Only stools without colour and blood are concerning. If your baby is healthy and gaining weight all is well. All the best. ...Read more

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My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

Breast feeds: 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. Babies fuss for a lot of reasons including gas, so irregularity is not always the cause. 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

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My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?

My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?

Hard to tell: Babies can have a soft or loose bowel movement every feeding, or a couple of times a day, and still be normal. If she's not eating, check with her doctor to find out if she is sick. What milk is she taking? Has there been any change? Any fever. Baby's don't always show obvious signs of illness, but a change in eating or sleeping should be checked out. ...Read more

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3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

BM: A 3 month old baby can have many bm's per day. It is common, in fact, for babies to have a bm everytime they feed. ...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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3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food. ?

3 month old pooping once a day started teething has been constipated for 2 days now. I've tried stimulation with a qutip Karo syrup apple baby food.  ?

Constipation: Best not to use Karo syrup in a 3 month old because the immune system isn't mature yet. No Qtip stimulation. Baby products prune juice is a good idea. Make sure the baby is taking in fluids well. 2 days is not worrisome unless the baby is uncomfortable or the stools are hard and painful to pass. May be time to visit your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How long should my 3 month old (exclusively breast fed) go without pooping before it's a cause for concern?

How long should my 3 month old (exclusively breast fed) go without pooping before it's a cause for concern?

Ask Dr. if 3-4 days: If a baby is eagerly and happily breastfeeding each day, if he has no tummy aches nor bloating, and if his poops are quite soft, then it is ok for him to poop only once every few days. He is digesting all the breastmilk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water in the milk is absorbed and later urinated out as pee. ...Read more

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My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week.. Could this be causing low weight gain

My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week.. Could this be causing low weight gain

Breathing feeding : Having 2-5 stools per day for a breast fed infant is normal, a baby can have a bowel movement after each feeding. But gaining 2oz per wk is not enough, she should gain 1/2 to 1 oz per day. What was her birth weright & what is her weight now? What does her pediatrician say? If you don't have enough breast milk you can suppliment with formula to help her gain weight. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Is creamy like peanut butter poop normal for 3 month old baby who hasn't pooped in a week but normally does every other day & more loose?

Is creamy like peanut butter poop normal for 3 month old baby who hasn't pooped in a week but normally does every other day & more loose?

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. OK if bottle fed too. ...Read more

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My 3 month-old has regular stringy, mucousy poop with brown specks. Her poops are also very watery. Could this be due to an allergy? How do I test?

My 3 month-old has regular stringy, mucousy poop with brown specks. Her poops are also very watery. Could this be due to an allergy?  How do I test?

Poop :poop:: This can be a normal stool for a 3 month old. What is the baby drinking? Breastmilk/formula or a combination of both. Is there are discomfort with the BM? The mucous can be from what she swallows from her nose. Check with your pediatrician, from what you have described, it doesnt sound like an allergy. ...Read more

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My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! as his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my 3 month old has kinda gel like poop? It was still yellow because I'm breastfeeding. Is it normal?

What does it mean if my 3 month old has kinda gel like poop? It was still yellow because I'm breastfeeding. Is it normal?

Most likely: Cahpters have been written on different colors and consistency of Breast fed babies' stools.which can also be affected by the mother's diet. The rule of thumb is that if the breast fed baby is eating well, gaining weight, has no fever or other symptoms, it is probably a variation of his normal stool. ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous.help plz?

My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous.help plz?

Green poo: The poo is colored by bile added during digestion.It starts out dark green and transitions through yellows to brown over time.Green poo just means the material is moving through faster. If the kid seems to be better on the comfort, stay with it. ...Read more

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3 month old baby change in bowel movement suddenly. ...The color is yellowish and seedy. He is pooping after every feeding but just a little. Formula?

3 month old baby change in bowel movement suddenly. ...The color is yellowish and seedy. He is pooping after every feeding but just a little. Formula?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has really red cheeks , congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

My 3 month old has really red cheeks , congestion, a foamy white mucus substance that he coughs up, and runny yellow foamy poop. Anal temp of 99.7.?

Viral Illness: Sounds like a case of a viral illness which is self limited causing the red cheeks. Many viral illnesses can cause "foamy poop" just be sure to keep the baby hydrated, follow up with the doctor as soon as you can to rule out any other issues. ...Read more

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Can zantac (ranitidine) cause dark gray sticky poop in 3 month old? He is spitting up and screaming afterwards. He just started zantac (ranitidine) a day ago.

Can zantac (ranitidine) cause dark gray sticky poop in 3 month old? He is spitting up and screaming afterwards. He just started zantac (ranitidine) a day ago.

Don't think so: Liquid Zantac (ranitidine) is sometimes given to babies to help treat stomach reflux. If a baby is having worsened symptoms or new types of symptoms, parents can call the doctor for advice. If there is just one odd-looking poop, but the next few poops look fine, and if the baby is happily eating and comfortably sleeping... it may not be anything serious. The doctor can help figure things out. ...Read more

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After getting the rota virus vaccine my 3 month old had an upset tummy green poop with a foul smell his poop is yellow and fine now but very sticky?

After getting the rota virus vaccine my 3 month old had an upset tummy green poop with a foul smell his poop is yellow and fine now but very sticky?

Happens sometimes: rotavirus vaccine is a live attenuated virus, so sometimes the babies will have some increased flow or diarrhea. it sounds like your baby is recovering fine.
I think that this vaccine makes things much better for these babies, so it's worth a little tummy upset and green poop.
I would not say that this will continue with all of his doses, so don't worry with each one. ...Read more

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My 3 month old daughter had two bowel movements with grey stool.doctor said it was teething. Her cbc levels were great.will teething cause grey poop?

My 3 month old daughter had two bowel movements with grey stool.doctor said it was teething. Her cbc levels were great.will teething cause grey poop?

Generally not: Teething does not influence the colour of the stool. It is generally the formula/solids or how the formula/solids travel through the bowel. Grey stools are considered normal. All the best. ...Read more

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How many times a 3 month old should poo? My girl goes once a day.Is this normal?she was going 3 to 4 times before. Her urine output is 10 to15 times

How many times a 3 month old should poo? My girl goes once a day.Is this normal?she was going 3 to 4 times before. Her urine  output  is 10 to15 times

Considerable variatn: A breast fed kid may poo a small smear every feed or a cradle full once a week and still be within the normal range. Formula babies tend to poo no less than daily, and all tend to slow some if you begin adding cereals or other foods. Voiding at least every 4 hours assures good hydration. ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old boy who hasn't had a solid poo for about 6 weeks. It looks like green water. Seems his tummy hurts after breastfeeding?

I have a 3 month old boy who hasn't had a solid poo for about 6 weeks. It looks like green water. Seems his tummy hurts after breastfeeding?

See baby's doctor: If your baby is growing well, then this may not be of concern. There is a huge range of normal in the realm of pooping, especially in infants. If your baby seems to be in real discomfort, or is not growing however, then there may well be something wrong. The only way to know will be to do some tests - probably starting with some poop tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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