Is it normal for a 4 month old breast fed baby to poop 6 or more times a day?

Breast fed babies. Yes. Breast milk is somewhat of a natural laxative, therefore it is very common for babies that are exclusively breast fed to poop with every feeding.

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Is it normal for my 2 month old breast fed baby to poop for a few days then not for a day or two on a consistant basis?

Yes. As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom's milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so don't stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. Read more...

4month old baby boy. Breast fed & 2 times formula in a day. Dark green smelly poop?

Normal variation. The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a green, yellow or brown appearance. Poo smells because of germ digestion of left over nutrients. Read more...
Baby poop. can be many different colors naturally and this is not usually a sign of any problem. In breastfed babies anything that the mother consumes can affect the baby's poop. As long as your baby otherwise appears well, and is well hydrated, this is not usually a reason for concern. Signs of dehydration in a baby as illustrated, are reason for medical attention. Read more...

What causes a breast fed baby to poop after every meal? I know its normal but I'm just curious,

Breast milk. Breast milk is the best natural laxative a baby can get. Keep it up as there really isn't a concern unless your baby is not doing well. Good luck. Read more...
Gastrocolic reflex. It works in babies and adults, too. When the stomach gets full, it triggers a reflex leading to bowel evacuation to prepare for receiving the next load of waste as the meal is digested. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! Read more...

My 4 month old has not had a bowel movement in 3 days. Only breast fed. Is this ok or what should I do?

How is she doing? Depends on how he's doing. If he's happy and eating well, and the stool is ultimately soft, then you're doing ok. If there is a lot of straining and hard stool, then some stool softening measures as discussed with your pediatrician are a good idea. Even breast feeding stools will firm up around 1-2 mo of age, and can be harder later. Read more...
Yes. Breast milk is easily digestible and some babies can go as long as one week not having a bowel movement. As long as your baby's abdomen is not distended and tender, acting normal and no other signs & symptoms, this should be ok. See pediatrician immediately if there is blood, abdominal tenderness , distention , not eating, vomiting, fussy etc. Read more...

4 mo. Old baby has been breast-fed only, we fed him some baby oatmeal cereal & now he has not pooped for 4 days (previously daily pooping), advise?

Gentle help needed. Often when there is a change in diet, younger babies will change their bowel habits If it,s 1-2 days, generally it's not a problem At 4 days I would recommend a little rectal stimulation with a glycerin suppository and 1-2 oz of water daily. Read more...
Probably OK. It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern when you introduce cereal. Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. Read more...