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Is it normal for my baby to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Is it normal for my baby  to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Yes: Breastfed newborns typically have looser stools than formula fed. Nonetheless, there are distinguishing features that separate the abnormal from the normal. The newborn stool before solid foods rarely has an offensive odor; a seedy yellow character is common; the baby is generally not fussy. True diarrhea is oftentimes more green, possibly streaked with blood, and smells distinctively sour. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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At times i lose control of bowel movement. I can't feel when it happens. Not watery, normal consistency. Childbirth or vertebrae pinching nerves?

At times i lose control of bowel movement. I can't feel when it happens. Not watery, normal consistency. Childbirth or vertebrae pinching nerves?

Concerning: This is a concerning symptom the should be evaluated promptly. It could be related to multiple causes but most concerning would be a spinal cord issue. In these cases loss of bladder control is commonly present as well. Have this evaluated soon. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has a lot of bowel movements some of them more watery than others and i jusy discoverd mucus in her stool? Is this normal

Mucus on stools: You might need to have stool sample at the pediatric clinic, possible reasons , infections or milk intolerance. Assure good hydration. Breastfeeding recommended of possible or change formula to a soy base or hypoallergenic formula. ...Read more

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My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?

What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Yes: Some babies from day1 poop 5-6 times per day and some poop once every 5-6 days. As long as the babydoes not have severe abdominal distension and a happy, thriving child, do not worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Yes: Baby stool (poop) can be light colored, usually a blend of yellow with some brown or green. However, if the poop gets lighter and lighter in color, becoming a grey/white color, then there is a problem (not enough bile is mixing into the stool). A doctor will then need to evaluate the baby, to look for a liver or gall bladder problem causing the very light colored stool. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?

Pain isn't normal: It is common for some breast fed babies to have a bowel movement with each feeding (sometimes, just small squirts). As long as it is soft, not hard balls, it is usually normal. But, if your baby really seems uncomfortable and cries excessively, he should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Yes: Many exclusively breast fed infants poop as often as 10-12 times a day in the beginning but by two months can stool as little as once a week. When they go they will fill several diapers...Your child is wonderfully normal. ...Read more

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Why did the movi prep make my bowel movement like a real brown funny color. And it was real watery extreme watery?

Moviprep: Moviprep is an osmotic laxative indicated for cleansing of the colon. It stops the colon from absorbing water and forming stool. It keeps your stool liquid giving it the brown color. This will allow for a clean colon void of stool for your colonoscopy. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more