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Is it normal for my newborn to not have bowel movement for 2 days?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Varies with feed
Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs.
This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up.After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily.If the kid is quiet & seems ok i wouldn't be concerned.If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue.

In brief: Varies with feed
Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs.
This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up.After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily.If the kid is quiet & seems ok i wouldn't be concerned.If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can Be
Some children have 10 bms per day and some may go once a week.
As long as the baby is happy, thriving and in no apparent pain, both these extremes are normal for that child. If you still are concerned, call your pediatrician.

In brief: Can Be
Some children have 10 bms per day and some may go once a week.
As long as the baby is happy, thriving and in no apparent pain, both these extremes are normal for that child. If you still are concerned, call your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Newborn can have 8 bowel movements per day or they don't have ny for a week.

In brief: Yes
Newborn can have 8 bowel movements per day or they don't have ny for a week.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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