Is my baby pooping too much?

Joelle - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old baby poops on average about 2-3 times in one day. She started eating solids when she was 5 months old and before that I fed her only breastmilk. Now that I've added formula and solids into her diet, I feel like she may be pooping a lot. Is this normal?

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Mary - posted on 03/03/2009

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My son Jayden is 7 months too and he poops like 3 times a day to...sometimes more!!!  I don't know if it is normal or not because he just started doing it since he started babyfood.   He had formula and cereal at 5 months and usualy only pooped once a day but when he turned 6 months and we started him on baby food he started pooping at least 3 times a day.



Some days he will poop once others he will poop 5 times!  lol.....but mostly it is usualy about 3 times a day.

Rachel - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have a 20 month old boy, and he has always pooped between 3- sometimes 5 times a day!!! I've never been too worried about it, unless it was diarrhea... As long as they are gaining weight, staying hydrated, and it doesn't bother them.... then why not?! lol.

Bethany - posted on 03/04/2009

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same here! When it started I actually posted the same question! :~)
(Her picture is ADORABLE!)

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Sandra - posted on 03/05/2009

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Well, think about it this way, what goes in must come out....so depending on how much she's eating, that will give you a good idea on what she'll poop (most of the time! =0)

Melissa - posted on 03/04/2009

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Yes so very normal! I would be concerned if she wasn't pooping... I get worried if my little man hasn't pooped all day, then usually the next morning there's a heavy load in the diaper for me. My guy goes 3 maybe more in a day... if it gets really runny then be worried... because of diariah... and hydration issues.

Joelle - posted on 03/04/2009

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Thanks everybody for the helpful advice. I guess deep down I knew she was ok, but I just had to hear it from other mommies too :)

Also I voted for your cute little guy.

Monica - posted on 03/04/2009

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I'm glad somebody asked this question.  I had wondered this too.  My little man poops a LOT and it's been since we started him on solids.  I'm glad I'm not the only one!! 



 



Please vote for my son...he's picture #5





thanks!!!

Bethany - posted on 03/04/2009

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I find that I am even more of a poop watcher now than I was before! I find that my son gets constipated really easily now that he is on solids and no longer breastfed so I'm constantly checking for hard little poos and adding prunes and pears to his diet! Oh the joys, eh?!? :~)

Mary - posted on 03/04/2009

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Well that helps me too!  LOL...I wasn't sure if it was normal I just knew Jayden did it too! Thanks guys.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2009

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Absolutely normal.  My 7 month old poops up to 3 or 4 times a day sometimes.  There was a point where he went 14 days without going but when it came he made up for lost time.  No need to worry!  The Golden Momy Rule...If It Isn't Bothering Baby, It Shouldn't Bother Mommy!  :)

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