Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How often is a one month old baby supposed to have a bowel movement should I be worried if she hasn't gone all day?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Mar. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (8)
  • If she's bf they can go days without one. If she's ff I would start to worry after a couple of days or if she seems abnormally uncomfortable.

    Answer by mrsjonzy at 10:20 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • mrsjonzy is right. BF babies can go like a week without pooping and its considered normal. FF can even go a few days.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 10:25 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • Yup, babies can go up to a week safely without pooping. My daughter used to freak me out by going like 8-9 days without pooping, then she would have an explosion. LOL.

    Answer by AJsMomma at 10:26 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • if the baby is breastfed, it's common to not see poop all the time since all the nutrition of breastmilk is mostly used. Only time to be concerned about no poop is if you see symptoms of trapped gas!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:36 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • oh and just to add, my son once went 3 weeks without pooping but he passed gas fine, didnt have any signs of tummy pain...he just...didnt need to go lol

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:45 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • If she's breastfed, thats normal :)
    Mine is 8 months old and just now going more than once every 8 days.

    Answer by SpiritedTigress at 10:49 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • Don't panic, mine were BF and later FF and sometimes it would take 2-3, even 4 days occasionally. Doing gentle 'bicycles' with their legs when you change them sometimes helps to get things moving.

    Answer by tigrefan98 at 11:26 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • If she doesn't seem to be in pain, she should be fine for quite a while, especially if she's breastfed. If she's does seem to be in pain, I'd call the doctor.

    Answer by tyheamma at 9:44 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.