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09-24-2009, 01:52 PM
How many times a day are infants supposed to poop? Mt little guy poops all the time. He's almost 3 weeks old. He'll poop, i'll change him, and then 30 min later he'll poop again. It's also always really runny. Almost watery sometimes. He's bottlefed, I brestfed my daughter and never had these problems. Couldn't give him the boob due to some pretty harsh meds. I feel bad for him. His little butt's turning bright red. Is this normal?
09-24-2009, 03:32 PM
I'm not sure there is a "normal". We joke that my daughter doesn't poop, she lays eggs. She's been constipated since day 1 and is an every other day pooper (if we're lucky). If you're concerned, you may want to talk to your doctor.
09-24-2009, 08:32 PM
I would ask your doctor because he may be having an allergic reaction to the formula. To help with the sore bum I would switch to pampers sensitive wipes (they are incredibly soft) and then put on some neosporin or antibiotic cream with some crisco on top. The crisco puts a really heavy water resistant coat on.
09-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Newborns definitely poop a lot, but if it's every half hour and runny or watery it sounds more like diarrhea. I would call your pediatrician right away. It could be a problem with the formula or it could be something else.
I used Method diaper cream and was great. It's almost completely natural and never irritated my daughter's skin. Butt Paste made her rashes much worse. Vaseline can be used on top to provide a more waterproof barrier.
10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Mine was still pooping all the time at 3 weeks -- I think you can expect 6-8 poops/day at that point still. But I am not sure what bottle fed poop is supposed to look like and maybe my numbers are only for breastfeeding? But they do poop a lot b/c their intestines are so small. But I think it is always best to double check with the pediatrician. Especially because it could be a formula/water issue.
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