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How Often Should A 4 Month Old Baby Poop
Breast milk if possi: Every infant should be fed breast milk. An average 4 mo old infant requires 25-30 oz of fluid (either breast milk of formula) per day. 6 oz/feeding 5 times a day. This would provide 500-600 kcal of energy which would be adequate for a normal growth. In terms of formula, one can use any brand you like as long as your infant did not develop milk allergy. ...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
What should I be feeding my 10 month old daughter? How many ounces of formula should she get a day? How much baby food a day
Varies: Baby food will usually alter the stooling pattern based on the items involved.Some items;applesauce, rice cerreal, bananas tend to slow baby down while peaches, pears, prunes speed them up. If baby is skipping days a reduction in the volume of the solids can increase stooling. Solids this young are meant to teach baby to handle solid foods, not replace the nutrition in breast of formula. ...Read more
Newborn: All you have to worry about is 1) no BM and frequent diarrhea otherwise small amounts of loosish stool fairly frequently is fine. Typically the consistency of paste. Urination is frequent and small amounts typically. Feed him when he is hungry and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many ounces of formula and how often should a 4 1/2 month old baby boy eat a day? Thank you doctors
6-7 OZ, 4 hourly: For an average weighted infant of his age should be fed 6-7 oz, every 4 hourly, 5 fee dings a day or 6 oz , 4 hourly , 6 feedings a day. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 4 weeks old baby to have poop right after his bottle milk? He almost have 10 or more dirty diaper a day now?
Depends: A breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo with every feed or a giant blowout once every week.Normal volume is about 1/2 cup/day at 4wks. See the dr if concerned. ...Read more
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
See below: If the child is bottle fed mostly, replace one bottle a day with a baby juice like prune, pear, etc. The increased sugar content in the juice and other components should start to soften the stool. As a last resort if the child is straining to push out a stool, a piece of a glycerin suppository placed in the rectum can help the stool to slide out. ...Read more
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