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A 36-year-old female asked:

Baby 4 weeks old haven't passed a stool in 2-3 days. i'm breastfeeding. should i take her to the pediatrician?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: The 1 mo breast fed kid may go 7-10 days without a stool or poo a little at each meal.As long as it is soft, i don't consider that constipation. This can certainly be normal. When delayed the eventual stool may be quite an overflow.
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