Signs & Symptoms

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD POO?

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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.

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