Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1

    Question How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop? My daughter is 3weeks and is breastfed exclusively, she poops at every diaper change. Is this normal?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    3,900

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    17

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    There's a wide variation of normal, but what you describe is certainly within normal. It's common for a breastfed baby to go several times a day in the early weeks. It's also common for a baby to start pooping once a day or even once every few days. This is especially common once the baby hits 6 or 8 weeks of age. As long as the poops are soft, unformed and profuse when they do happen (and baby is gaining appropriately), then it's not a problem.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    one of my LC's said that BF babies have a lot of 'wet' gas too. there is almost always something there when we change.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    108

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    Very normal!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    65

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    My son would poop with every feeding for a while there, and then as he got older, he would poop 1-2 times per week! It's all normal!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    My DD was a latch and grunt. Seemed like feeding her was turning the faucet on the other end on too It's all good!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    One of DD's #1 feeding cues was a great big poop! She pooped before EVERY feeding (during the day only -- weird!) until she was about 6 weeks. When she stopped, I completely freaked and called my LC because I thought something was wrong with her!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    Very normal! As they get older, it's not uncommon for exclusively breastfed babies to go up to 10 days or so between bowel movements (though I haven't been that lucky :P )

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: How many times a day does a breastfed baby normally poop?

    My son went as long as 8 days without pooping from about 3 weeks on...now he poops about every 5 days or so. He does have difficulty with gas, though, poor little guy. Has anyone tried "gripe water?" Was thinking of trying it...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •