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my 5 day old baby has only pooped once today is that normal?

she is bottle fed she takes enfamil instant formula i just started her on those last night. she was on the premade enfamil bottles that the hospital gave me. any information will be very helpful!!

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jessicalynn1986

Asked by jessicalynn1986 at 10:37 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At days 5-6 your baby should be having around 3-5 loose stools a day and about 5-6 heavier wet diapers.

    http://www.thelaboroflove.com/articles/how-many-wet-diapers-in-a-day-are-normal-for-your-baby/
    beckie66

    Answer by beckie66 at 10:38 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • yep! sometimes it is even normal to do it every other day. soon you will start to see her pattern.
    rileymommy

    Answer by rileymommy at 10:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • yes when i FF my first she sometimes didnt poop for 2-3 days. But if she seems like she's in pain then I would take her to see a doctor.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:39 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • i had one that pooped constantly and one that pooped once a day. the other one pooped every 2 or 3 days (but i ebf). if it's not hard and constipated, then once a day is ok
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:40 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Enfamil makes babies VERY constipated, I would watch it......I had to take my first daughter off of it b/c it was doing that to her! Your baby should be pooping alot more than once a day at this age!!!
    cfh72

    Answer by cfh72 at 10:40 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • 6 wet diapers for sure, but every baby is diff with poo poo, both my girls were on the same formula and did #2 once a day then soon it was twice a day.
    rileymommy

    Answer by rileymommy at 10:40 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • When I nursed my Son, I think I remember he would have more then one soft stool diaper a day. When he got a little older and start baby foods, sometimes it would be once a day, etc
    LovesHerKiddos

    Answer by LovesHerKiddos at 10:42 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I agree with rileymommy, it can sometimes be normal. My oldest daughter and son were formula fed and they would sometimes go a day without pooping. Congratulations on your new baby girl!
    PoisonousBlonde

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 11:38 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • thank you everyone for your input =) i do notice shes having alot more pee diapers than usual but we go to the dr wednsday
    jessicalynn1986

    Comment by jessicalynn1986 (original poster) at 11:44 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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