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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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How many times does a newborn poop?

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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How many times a day a newborn poop?

How many times a day a newborn poop?

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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What does normal newborn poop look like?

What does normal newborn poop look like?

Almost anything: Initial newborn poop is usually greenish black meconium. Aftter that it can be any one of a number of colors-brown, yellow, green. It can be dark or light, firm, hard or soft, all of which can be normal. Red or bloody, tarry black or white could mean a serious problem and your pediatrician shoul be called. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Is green poop normal in a breastfed newborn?

Is green poop normal in a breastfed newborn?

Green is OK: Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown.It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert the very dark bile to lighter shades over time. Geen = less time in the system. ...Read more

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15 days old newborn only defecates through rectal stimulation. She used to poop without help last week. She hasn't pooped without help for 3 days. ?

15 days old newborn only defecates through rectal stimulation. She used to poop without help last week. She hasn't pooped without help for 3 days. ?

Breast feeding: Infants that are exclusively breast fed may not have a Bowel movement every day. If this is not the case, please have your Baby examined. Rectal stimulation required to have a Bowel Movement is not normal or desirable. ...Read more

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

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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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more