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Old 02-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Normal for a newborn to do one giant poop a day?

My newborn is EBF, and takes one really, really big poop a day. It takes him about 5 minutes to do it. He does have a lot of gas during the day and sometimes he gets a little fussy because he needs to go. He will be 3 weeks tomorrow, was born at 9 lbs 3 oz, and is already over 10 pounds. Weight gain is fine and he has a pee diaper almost every hour. I'm assuming he's fine... just wondering if anyone else has had this experience?

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Normal for a newborn to do one giant poop a day?

Ebf babies have a very wide range of normal. Some poop every time they nurse. Others poop once every 5 days. Anywhere inbetween is normal. This can also change as baby grows. During the first couple months my youngest pooped 15x a day. He gradually slowed to every 3 days. Now he is 20 months old and on solids but nurse a lot still. He poops once daily.
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Ebf babies have a very wide range of normal. Some poop every time they nurse. Others poop once every 5 days. Anywhere inbetween is normal. This can also change as baby grows. During the first couple months my youngest pooped 15x a day. He gradually slowed to every 3 days. Now he is 20 months old and on solids but nurse a lot still. He poops once daily.

agree. my newborn only few days onld poo 3 times mreconium in hospital but nothing but stinks at home so far....
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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agree. my newborn only few days onld poo 3 times mreconium in hospital but nothing but stinks at home so far....
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My first pooped once a week, always on Sunday mornings when we were at church. Tons of EFB poop everywhere! So yes perfectly normal to poop once a day.
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Agree. Mine pooped about 8 times a day in the beginning (every feeding). My friend's pooped once a week!
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Ebf babies have a very wide range of normal. Some poop every time they nurse. Others poop once every 5 days. Anywhere inbetween is normal. This can also change as baby grows.
Perfectly stated. My son is 4 weeks right now and he really only goes once a day, usually in the evening towards nighttime. Of course there are little smears occasionally in his diapers throughout the day but nothing like his once an evening diaper.
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Re: Normal for a newborn to do one giant poop a day?

My little guy pooped at every change for the first 2 months. Now he does once a day at around 10am.
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Re: Normal for a newborn to do one giant poop a day?

Lulu pooped once a day for the first couple weeks then had one MASSIVE earth-shaking poo every Thursday afternoon for her next 4 months. Now on solids shes pooping once every two or three days.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Totally normal. Mine either goes one huge poop a day or 3-4 small ones. No knowing what it's going to be either
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