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Is baby pooping enough?

In the recent magazine it staes that a breastfed babies should have a bowel movement every 3-4 days.  I learned with my first child from  her to the pediatrician that babies older than one month can go up to 14 days without a BM.  Breastfed babies have less waste so its healthy to have BM less frequently as formula fed babies.



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Re: Is baby pooping enough?

Hi Jaime, my baby is breastfed... he poos once a week and is pediatricial said it's normal and okay...



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Re: Is baby pooping enough?

It can be alarming until you hear that it is normal.

If your doctor told you that it is normal and there is nothing to worry about, I would say all is ok:smileyhappy:


Right after birth, breast fed babies usually have a BM after every meal.

Once they are past six weeks old, it is normal for a baby to go once a week.


Always check with the doctor if you are in doubt or suspect that something is wrong.



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Re: Is baby pooping enough?

My baby is breastfed and he is 6 weeks old he poos 5 to 6 times in a day is it nomal?
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Re: Is baby pooping enough?

There is such a variance in what is normal for a breastfed baby to be pooping. As long as his stools are mustardy and seedy then it is OK. You would be  more concerned if they smelt foul or were green, runny, and mucousy because that can mean that they are sensitive to something you are eating.


I had major oversupply with my oldest and she didn't stop pooping more than 5 or 6 times a day until she was closer to around 3 months old.


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