In the first week of life, babies do an average of four poos a day. This goes down to an average of two a day at one years old.
Newborn babies who are breastfed may poo following each feed in the early weeks, then, after about six weeks, not have a poo for several days.
Formula-fed babies may poo up to five times a day when newborn, but after a few months this can go down to once a day.
Older children will usually have a poo at least every 2 to 3 days.Back to Signs & Symptoms