Mom's Question: Is it really normal with runny poop in a breastfed baby? My baby is 8 weeks old and…
All your baby poop questions… answered
Here you’ll find all the baby poop questions answered here at Easy Baby Life. As you will see, you are not the only one worrying about your baby’s bowel movements!
By browsing the questions and answers below, you’ll find out what’s normal and not as well as how to deal with baby constipation, diarrhea, frequency issues, pain, color and a lot more.
One specific issue that many parents ask about is whether it is normal for their breastfed baby to have very irregular bowel movements. The answer to that question is YES! A fully breastfed baby older than 2 months can have more than 10 days between their dirty diapers and it is still completely normal.
Another common question is whether it is normal for a baby to strain and be gassy. Again, yes! For newborn babies, it can take a few months before the digestive system has matured and straining, grunting and wriggling are normal and necessary. You can help your infant with some baby massage. BUT your baby should not be constipated. Read about the signs of constipation here.
Now, below you’ll find a lot of questions and answers about baby poop issues. You can ask questions by commenting on existing threads or ask an entirely new question, on our Facebook page, by following the instructions in the pinned post.
I hope you’ll find the help you need!
I have a 6-week-old breastfed baby with explosive poops. They are also watery. Read about possible reasons, such as mom's diet, oversupply, or tummy upsets.
My 7-month-old baby as diarrhea and went from pooping twice per day to 10 times per day and I don't know why? What to do?
When introducing solids to our babies, their pooping may change drastically. What to do when a baby hasn't pooped after starting solids? When is it a problem?
Baby makes stranges sounds and gasps when pooping and after and even when changing diaper. What can this be? (Find reasons here!)
Is it bad if a baby is not pooping? It depends! Learn about baby constipation, and reasons and remedies for breastfed and formula-fed babies that won't poop.
What if a 10-month baby has frequent bowel movements: 5-6 times per day? No fever and appears happy. Is this normal? Find causes and remedies here.
My baby's poop smells really bad! I feed her formula, rice cereal, baby food. Her stool is green, mucusy, smells strong. Why is this and should I worry?
How to know if blood found in a baby's poop is dangerous or not. Learn what your baby's bloody stools mean and if to call the doctor.
Possible reasons for constipation in an 11-month-old baby and tips on foods to add or delete from the baby's diet. How to cure constipation in a 1-year-old!
A preemie can often have difficulties pooping. Here's how to know if it normal, warning signs to look for and what to do to help your baby.
What if a 4-month-old baby has not pooped in 2 days? Is it constipation and is sugar a good remedy to relieve constipation in such case? Here's what to do!