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A 21-year-old female asked:

Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. should i worry? what should i do? i've tried prune juice to help.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving.
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