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A 36-year-old female asked:

My baby is 7 weeks old and has not passed any stools for an entire day. i am breastfeeding and also giving nan sensitive formula in the afternoon. how often should baby be passing stools? what could be the problem? last stool was watery, not hard.

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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 8 years experience
Not a huge deal: Breast fed infants are famously irregular in their bowel habits. As long as they appear comfortable and happy, eating normally, not having excessive vomiting it's ok for them to not poop for a few days. https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/aap-press-room-media-center/Pages/Constipation.aspx
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