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How can I prevent my breast fed newborn baby's poop to get coated on his butt cheeks?His poop is very runny but not diarrhea. how can I prevent?

How can I prevent my  breast fed newborn baby's poop to get coated on  his butt cheeks?His poop is very runny but not diarrhea.  how can I prevent?

Barrier creams: Routine use of barrier creams (A&D ointment, Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and the like) after bathing and diaper changes will protect the skin from excessively acidic or sticky stools, and make cleansing the area more comfortable and easy. ...Read more

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How often should a 3day old newborn baby pee & poop?

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 more

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My baby is 2 months old..Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding..Lately i've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

My baby is 2 months old..Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding..Lately i've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

Newborn poop: A 2 month old will have loose stools depending on whether they are breast or bottle fed. Normally yellow loose (looks like mustard or posse cottage cheese) can be normal. Some babies are sensitive to what the mother eats if she is breastfeeding and you can try eliminating dairy etc but i would sto[ formula feeds and try exclusively breast feeding to see if it improves. ...Read more

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My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver.The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. ...Read more

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What to do if newborn not pooping?

What to do if newborn not pooping?

Question unclear: If the kid has never pooped it has a blockage and needs evaluation. If you mean he doesn't poop much, more info is needed. Breast fed babies can have a little smear with each feed or have one big blowout every 7-10 days.Bottle fed kids will poo more predictably & should go daily. If the poo is soft it is not considered constipation. ...Read more

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Why does a new born baby has not poo for a week?

Why does a new born baby has not poo for a week?

Depends on situation: A newborn must first pass the dark sticky meconium stool & this starts day one or is abnormal.Once it clears, if baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not leave much behind for poo. If it is soft, the frequency of stooling is not important.Formula babies go more often. ...Read more

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My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

My one week old newborn poops after almost each feeding - is that normal?

Yes: A young 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; the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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How many times does a newborn poop?

Various times: Breast fed babies may have a stool once a day, with each feeding or can sometimes go as long as a week. All these occasions are considered normal. ...Read more

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