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Newborn and Infant Care

Multiple poops

08/04/2009

Question:

Hi- Can you tell me if its normal for a 6 month old to poop 4 x in one day? Up until 2 weeks ago, he rarely pooped twice a day. He has been on solid food for a couple of months, so I thought maybe its because we are trying new fruits and veggies? Thanks

Answer:

This change in bowel habits may be caused by a variety of reasons. Unless the stools are contain mucous or blood, this situation is well within normal standards.

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Response by:

Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati