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4 Myths About Babies

Our expert pediatricians weigh in on these smart-sounding (but wrong) ideas.

Myth 1: Babies need to poop at least once a day.

Parents often think a baby is constipated when he’s not, says Andrew Adesman, M.D., chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York. Newborns often have several bowel movements a day, but they may poop as little as every three to four days at about 2 months to 3 months of age, he says.If bowel movements are very hard and infrequent, or you see blood in the diaper, however, call your pediatrician.

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