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Tiger1 Tue 09-Aug-05 17:48:41

SOrry to be so bold.

Not sure if this was the best heading to list this problem under.

But here goes,

For a baby of 6 months and a toddler of 21 months. How many times a day should they go.

Do you notice that they always go after eating the same thing. Could they have a sensitivity towards this food. Does a small amount of fruit make your child go every time.

OH, I am so stuck on poo at the moment. How often should a breast feed baby go.

WigWamBam Tue 09-Aug-05 17:52:16

There's only one answer to that really - as often as he needs to.

loupylou Tue 09-Aug-05 18:22:54

i don't know the answers and believe they probably vary from child to child, bf babies tend to have softer runny poo than formula fed, my 30month old poos once a day, usually at the same time, although since starting potty training, she won't poo at nursery or at my mum's and holds it until she is at home

serah Tue 09-Aug-05 18:34:09

good answer WWB! I have an 8 month old that goes every 3 to 4 days. He's happy - I'm happy!!

Tiger1 Tue 09-Aug-05 21:45:36

Would any of you think that if you gave your child say a banana or apple etc for example, then pooed everytime after you would not think it could be a bit more serious. ds poos 1 to 2 times a day, but if i give him certain foods i notice that this increases to 5 times a day. My dd only poos 1 in every 10 days and only a very tiny amount.
Do you not notice patterns in your childrens poos..

Twiglett Tue 09-Aug-05 21:47:26

as often as they need to .. exactly

a food intolerance isn't just poo .. it is other symptoms .. behavioural / physical .. pooing just means the food is being evacuated

spidermama Tue 09-Aug-05 21:56:08

My fully BF 6 month old goes once every couple of days at the moment. He used to go even less frequently. He's my fourth and they've all been very different.

I seem to remember ds2 did about 4 or 5 poos a day at this stage. (Come to think of it, he's now 5 and has a wheat and dairy intolerance. *TMI WARNING ** It was diagnosed after he suffered extraordinary amounts of snot and lots of very smelly farts. It completely cleared up when I eradicated wheat and dairy from his diet and it starts to come back as soon as he lapses).

Just a thought.

fredly Tue 09-Aug-05 22:03:10

I poo in 10 days ?!! If it had been my dd, provided she had a good diet, I would have rushed to my gp a long time ago !

Tiger1 Tue 09-Aug-05 22:14:51

spidermama, that is what i am thinking. Maybe a sensitivity, as i have many myself. He will only eat 6 different foods and his poo is mucousy and when i suggest this to the doctor she brushes it to one side. I then row with her and het no-where.
My daughter acually has bot been for 26 days for a poo. Docts have given me varous things for her but nothing is wirking. They are fart arsing around and not doing what i want them to do. My doc is writing to the hosp but paperwork keeps going missing. I jave decided to go to a&e tomorrow, though.

Just needed more help with my son.
God i hate the medical profession. Dont think i have ever come accross one who has ever done a good job for me. Sorry that i am ranting, bit i am so upset and angry. I can stop crying.
Please respond about my son as i need help there too...

fredly Tue 09-Aug-05 22:38:16

just a thought, my dh had a severely underactive thyroid and one of the many side effects was that he was pooing very little. If you do the right things about your dd's diet (lots of fibers and fluid) it might be worth investigating.

Tiger1 Tue 09-Aug-05 22:49:45

hmmmm. See i cant eat anything with high fibre and fruit with much veg. This is why i am asking this question becuase i think that my ds maybe has the same sensitivity as me because of his poo and its form. But i can not convince the docs to investigate further.

Maybe my dd has a sensitivity too to something i am eating, thus sending her very constipated. I really don't know. But i do not feel i am being heard.

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