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My newborn poops just about everytime I feed her

Is this normal? Or is my milk bad? lol

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's normal for a breastfed baby to poop after every feeding. It's also normal for a breastfed baby to only poop once a week. It depends on the baby, but I think it's more normal for them to poop after every feeding, mine did :)
    MomtoElliett

    Answer by MomtoElliett at 8:21 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Its very normal.
    Cochise

    Answer by Cochise at 8:22 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Hmmm why give momtoelliet a down vote??
    Cochise

    Answer by Cochise at 8:25 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • most do, especially breastfed babies. didnt they go over that at the hospital?
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • perfectly normal :)
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 8:54 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My daughter did this for about a month, then went every day until she was about two months. Around two months then she would sometimes go up to 4 days without pooping. All completely normal for a BF baby.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:57 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My daughter did this when she was first born, too - so much fun, ha!! She slowed down after about a month & now at 7 months, poops every few days. It's very normal for a breastfed baby.
    Wheepingchree

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 10:00 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • It's a good thing. It means her digestive system is working well. We should all move our bowels every time we eat - between 20 & 30 mins after we finish. If we aren't then we should be adjusting how and what we eat. Her diet is still perfect, and her body is working great, just like it should - we should all be so lucky!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:57 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Totally normal! This is usually how it is for the first 4-6 weeks, then they will have fewer bigger poops. "It is normal for the bowel movements of a breastfed to decrease in frequency when the colostrum, which has laxative properties, is completely gone from the mother's milk after about six weeks of age. A baby this age may continue to have bowel movements as frequently as five times a day, sometimes even after every nursing. It is also normal for a breastfed baby older than six weeks to have only one bowel movement every few days. Some healthy babies will have only one bowel movement a week. When bowel movements are less frequent, they should be more profuse in volume. "
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • normal
    dairyberrys

    Answer by dairyberrys at 2:45 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

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