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My Newborn Is Not Pooping
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green poop: No the green stool may be a transition stool containing meconium. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my baby is drinking newborn enfamil his poop is greenish and hardish, gets constipated, should I change him to genteless?
No reason: Babys on formulas usually have astools ones in few days. ...Read more
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?
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