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I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

I started my newborn on single grain Gerber rice cereal 1x a day for 2 days now. She usually poops everyday once a day and she hasnt yet. What to do?

Plugged up: I use cereals to plug up a kid naturally after they develop diarrhea. Infants don't need cereals until 6 months, so I'm curious why a newborn would get them.That was the method 50 years ago but not today.Any time you alter babies diet it can effect their stool pattern. ...Read more

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My newborn hasnt pooped in 24 hours and he used to poop almost every changing, should we be concerned?

My newborn hasnt pooped in 24 hours and he used to poop almost every changing, should we be concerned?

No: As long as he is comfortable and has no other symptoms, such as vomiting and abdominal distention with firmness, he is likely OK. He may also continue to pass some gas. There is a huge variation in what is considered normal stooling frequency. All the best. ...Read more

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My newborn is having trouble pooping he is 17 days old his doc gave him an enema last Saturday and again on Monday and since then no poop what to do?

My newborn is having trouble pooping  he is 17 days old his doc gave him an enema last Saturday and again on Monday and since then no poop what to do?

Constipation: This sounds like more involved of a problem, an an enema is usually not the first intervention to alleviate constipation in a newborn. I advise you to see a gastrointestinal specialist ASAP, or take the baby to an ER or urgent care center to rule more serious causes of GI obstruction. Please do not give any more enemas until the cause of constipation is diagnosed by a specialist ...Read more

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My newborn is breastfeed only with yellow poop but today i noticed green spots is it normal?

My newborn is breastfeed only with yellow poop but today i noticed green spots is it normal?

Yes: Breastfed newborn poop is typically seedy and yellow, but can have some green color at times as well. If he/she has very loose stools (watery) or very frequent and large you should have them checked, but most likely this is normal. ...Read more

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My newborn usually has runny poops (breastfed) but she hasn't had a runny or solid poop. The bath helped her have runny poop and so did vaseline .

My newborn usually has runny poops (breastfed) but she hasn't had a runny or solid poop. The bath helped her have runny poop and so did vaseline .

Breast Fed Babies: Can have semiloose to runny or seedy mucousy, sour smelling poop after every feeding (like 6-8 times/day), or they can have poop every 6-8 days. Both are normal. So, you don't have to do anything to make baby poop. As song as there is no other issue, like vomiting, distention of abdomen or very hard stool, your baby is ok. If want further explanation, talk to baby's pediatrician in next visit. ...Read more

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Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried.. Am also breastfeeding . & she is getting the milk?

Okay well my newborn isn't pooping been one day now or 2 days she hasn't peed or poop. Am worried.. Am also breastfeeding . & she is getting the milk?

Urine output: One of the ways we gauge adequate breast milk intake is by the number of wet diapers a baby makes in a 24 hour period ( should be at least 5). The other way is by weight gain ( at least an ounce per day). Stooling patterns are highly variable in nursed newborns as some stool every feed while others stool once a week! ...Read more

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How will I know if my newborn milk is compatible with her? She's making a fuss b4 farting and she farts a lot, and her poop smells bad

How will I know if my newborn milk is compatible with her? She's making a fuss b4 farting and she farts a lot, and her poop smells bad

Mom's Diet: It relates more to what you eat, so if the baby is having the symptoms, a trial and error elimination diet usually solves the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my newborn from being constipated, he is straining to poop since yesterday, i tryed warm water but i didn't see any results?

What can I do to stop my newborn from being constipated, he is straining to poop since yesterday, i tryed warm water but i didn't see any results?

Constipated ???: Constipation is best defined as a thickened or dry stool produced when the large intestine extracts too much water. Breast fed babies can have poo every feed or only 1/wk. If it is soft, it is normal.Formula fed babies go more often.Full strength apple juice or prune juice @ 1 oz once or twice daily will often loosen stools. ...Read more

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