Many new parents of breastfed babies have the question of how many times a day should my baby be having a bowel movement? Well it's important to realize while all newborns have individual differences, there is somewhat of a pattern to the way that a newborn stools in the first month or so of life. In the first couple of days after birth newborns pass what is called Meconium which is the lining that was inside their intestines prior to being born. It's very thick and tarry and blackish greenish color and has a very sticky consistency. As breast milk gets into the baby's system the tools become transitional so that by the second to fourth day the stools become a lighter green and less sticky in consistency. By the end of the first week a breastfed baby will be having five to ten stools per day and they will be yellow in color, varying degrees of color and may be quite watery in consistency or appear to be seedy in consistency.
at 12:46 AM on Feb. 10, 2011