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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Newborn and Infant Care
Is baby having BM to often?
Babygirl is 2mo's. Very happy and content. However, she has a "poopy" diaper almost every change. She is fed on demand, usually every 2-3 hrs. And sometimes in between. My ? Is should she be having a bm that often? Mostly it is yellow, then went to a pea green, and now yellow again.
Babies who are exclusively breastfed often have frequent bowel movements. As they get older they may decrease the number of bowel movements; in fact some breastfed infants will have a bowel movement only once a week without signs of constipation. Normally the stool of an exclusively breastfed infant is yellow to yellow-green or tan. An occasional green stool is normal. However, if your daughter is regularly having green stools you need to consult with your health care provider.
Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati