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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 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 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 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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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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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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