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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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