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bowel movements

My son is almost 2 weeks old, an hes had about 12 bowel movements today.. is this normal? i thought they where only supposed to have about 4-6 a day..

i feel terrible! his butt is red an he looks like hes tired of going :(

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akalei

Asked by akalei at 11:22 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you breast feeding?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • no hes sensitive to milk, hes on a soy formula
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 11:25 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Yeah, are you nursing, and did you nurse 12 or more times today? It's common to have a bowel movement after each nursing session in the early days. Try some vaseline to protect, or some desitin to treat rash. For severe diaper rash, I like triple paste, but it's pricey.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:26 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • OK, I still think it might not be that unusual for a FF baby, but I'm not sure. He may need a different formula, as its somewhat common for people with dairy issues to also have issues with soy. Speak to the doctor if it continues.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:28 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • i would say it is more common with a bf baby. formula fed should most likely be less. put vaseline on his bottom :) and call doc. may need to switch formula.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • thats actually kinda weird since soy is known to bind babies up my ds is on soy and goes maybe once a day but he wasnt on it that young i would call your doc just to double check...is he going after he eats or just randomly?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • he goes soon after he eats, hell eat then go an then sleep for maybe 30-40 minutes an then goes again, he is also so gasy
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 11:59 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • you should talk to your doctor about this asap just to double check you dont want him to get dehydrated
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • i think it was the 7th day that i had my LO and he went through 18 poopy/ wet diapers. that was a hard day, but then again, i am nursing. i'm not sure how it is with formula but i'm sure that it's normal for any infant that young. mine is now having normal BFing bm's. it'll take a couple of weeks, but they should even out to what is considered normal. he/she just started pooping, it takes a bit.
    Marri357

    Answer by Marri357 at 1:54 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • thank you ladies :) i called the dr. an he is allergic to soy :( so starting a new formula an it seems to be working. i hope you all have a good evening/night/day whatever time it may be where you are.
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 2:08 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

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