Stool and Pee in Newborn Babies
A breastfed newborn baby changes the diaper by making at least 5 pee per day. Food-fed babies can pee more frequently. The amount of changed diapers can be increased to 10 per day.
There is no strict rule for the baby’s daily poop amount. Breastfeeding babies tend to be more likely to poo than babies fed with formula. Because it takes a little longer to digest. However, breastfeeding in infants will be as frequent as every four hours, after each breastfeeding.
Your doctor may ask questions about your baby’s urine and poop frequency at the first check. For this reason, you should follow your baby’s urine and urine pattern.
Initial bowel movements (during the first 1-2 days) are called meconium. These first stools are black, tar-like consistency. In the following days, breastfed babies may have yellow-green stools similar to mustard yellow. Baby-fed babies are more paste-like and make feces of different colors. Check your baby’s stool. In the stool, white with red parts may indicate a problem (red color in the stool may be blood).
Normal stool consistency may also be soft or watery. Feces are juicier in breastfed babies. This can be mixed with feces. Basically you should pay attention to the consistency of your baby’s feces and check if there is a change in feces. If the stool differs from its usual structure, you can consult a doctor.
Keep in mind; each baby is different from each other if it is to make feces, eat, sleep or cry. Each of the different situations can be considered normal. The important thing is that there is no sudden change. A sudden change should be made to the doctor.