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Is it normal a 5 month baby to only pass a stool once in 4 days? im breastfeeding and once in a try to mix my milk with rice cereal for when i go to work

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Constipating foods: You will find that rice cereal, bananas and apple sauce are often constipating foods. Loosening foods include juices like apple or prune and various fruits like peaches or prunes. However, breastfed kids can poop a little every feed or once a week. The variation is common. If it is soft when they go it is not constipation.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2019

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