How often should my child have a stool?

Children do not always have a stool every day.

• Your child’s normal stool pattern may change depending on his age and what he eats.

• Breast-fed babies may have a stool with every feeding until around one-month of age. After that, it is not unusual for the breast-fed infant to go two to three days between stools. Formula or breast milk-fed babies may have one or two stools a day.

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