In the first few weeks of life, your newborn really should poop every day; if not, let your pediatrician know. Although less frequent pooping can be normal, it’s possible that he isn’t drinking enough to produce frequent poop. Rarely, there could be something hindering the stool from coming out, such as a condition called Hirschsprung disease, in which the end of the intestines or anus isn’t working properly.
After demonstrating that all of his parts are working well--at least one stool before going home from the hospital and a few good weeks of eating and pooping regularly--it is normal for a breastfed baby to stool anywhere from roughly once every 5 days up to 11 times a day. Around 2 months of age, your baby may change his pooping pattern, usually becoming less frequent. Formula-fed babies tend to poop less
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