As gross as it may sound on paper, this is something most parents can relate to. Especially if your child is breastfed, baby poop can seem like a barometer of how your little one is doing. Depending on the color, amount and frequency of a breastfed baby's stool, you may wonder if she's getting enough milk, if she's constipated, or if she's reacting to something you ate.
BabyM went 7 days without pooping. Part of caring for babies is keeping an eye on what goes in and what comes out. By day 7, when BabyM casually had his long-awaited bowel movement, I felt much more informed and relaxed about the whole situation.
Breast milk is easy for babies to digest. Every baby poops on a different schedule — even ones who only are fed breast milk. Read on to learn more about constipation in babies, including symptoms, causes, and how to treat it.
Some babies are like little poop machines, pooping several times a day, usually around every feed. A newborn baby can average around 12 changes in a hour period but you may be relieved to hear that this does slow down as your baby gets older phew! What your baby is fed can also determine how often they poop. Breast milk contains a natural laxative, so breastfed babies can poop more often, especially in the early days.
Sometimes young, breastfed or formula-fed babies stop pooping for several days. This can seem worrying and it can be. But not necessarily.
I was delighted and relieved. Knowledge is power in the baby poop department. During the first day of life, your little newborn is going to make a blackish, tar-like mess called meconium.
The contents of your babies nappy will change from day to day, newborn babies will pass dark sticky stools for a few days called meconium. It is black, tar like and contains bile and other substances your baby swallowed while still in the womb. By day 3 this poo becomes a lighter, runnier, stool that is easier to clean up.
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My 2 month old has not pooped in 7 days. Today his farts are rancid, just awful. He doesn't seem to be in pain.