Common myths of infancy
Truth: "Believe it or not," McEvoy said, "some parents bring in Excel spreadsheets with their baby's output listed." But not every baby needs a daily bowel movement. Formula-fed babies tend to go less often than breast-fed infants. Still, there are times when parents should be concerned: If an infant experiences pain defecating or if there's blood or if stool resembles pellets. "And if they haven't gone for quite a while and the baby is not eating, vomiting, isn't appearing well, that's another level of worry."