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#1 of 7 Old 06-13-2006, 03:14 AM - Thread Starter
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In the beginning, it was every feeding or more often. Then she went to every few days, and the last few weeks we're having 5+ poops a day. What's going on here? Do I worry? Or is this kind of fluctuation normal? We have not started solids yet, in case that helps. Thanks mamas!

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Mt dd is almost 3 months and still poops many times a day, we have never been less than 5 times a day with her.

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I have 2 kids, and their poop patterns were completely different. My oldest pooped all the time, where my youngest is maybe once a day, and sometimes less. I think it depends on the child.
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#4 of 7 Old 06-13-2006, 02:51 PM
In the beginning it was every feeding. Now it's like 3-4 times a day, but somedays not at all, and those are followed by a "LOOK OUT!!!" explosion I wouldn't worry as long as the baby doesn't seem to be in pain or distressed
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My dd is 12 months now, but still ebf (no solids at all) and she will go several days at a time without a poop and then poop several times a day for a while. She's done it since she was little. Seems normal to me.
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many babies fluctuate. My 7 month old now poops every other day. Around 3 months, babies tend to transition from several times daily to whatever is normal for them (anything from multiple times daily to once a week). It isn't constipation.


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My 6.5-month-old poops 4-5 times a day. I was expecting that "down to once a day or less at 6 weeks" that the books all mention but it never happened here! I can't see how pooping often could hurt, if the poos are normal and the baby is happy. Just means his digestive system is working very efficiently!
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