How often should my baby poop?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Once your baby is feeding and stooling well the first few weeks of age, it isn't uncommon for them to go long periods without pooping. That doesn't necessarily mean they're constipated. But if your baby goes more than seven days without a poop, your doc may recommend an over-the-counter glycerin suppository. Slide it in, and it helps poop slide out.

If you feel like your baby is pooping more than your coffee-drinking and bean-eating uncle, it's not necessarily a bad thing. As long as she is growing normally and gaining weight, it's okay; it just means that her GI system is running efficiently. If you are particularly concerned about your baby's weight gain, you can buy a home baby scale.
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