Reading the other thread on here about introducing solids and a baby not pooping for a week got me wondering again whether what DD (almost 7 months now) is doing is normal. She's always been a pretty big pooper, but it used to be just once or twice - maybe three times - a day, and never during the night. About three weeks ago it increased dramatically, and now she poops at least 5 or 6 times a day, and often 7 or 8, including during the night. At first we thought it might have to do with solids - we'd started letting her self-feed occasionally (not every day, and not much was actually getting eaten) a couple weeks before the poop issues happened. But we stopped giving any solids for a couple weeks and it hasn't changed at all.
I'm a big believer in self-feeding and have no interest in infant cereal, but this has me wondering if it might be an indication of an iron deficiency. I figure I'll ask our family doc (who I love, and who's very pro natural parenting) about it at our next visit, but I'm curious if anyone else has had babes with prodigious amounts of poop around this age. Along with being slightly worried for DD, we CD, and it's starting to drive me batty!