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I have a month old nb on soy milk and hasnt pooped in 2 days try stretching legs to chest and qtip w vaseline in rectum (per dr) what else can i do?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's ok.: Mom's worry so much about poop. Babies poop on their own schedule. Some babies, especially formula fed may only poop once in every 5-6 days. I had a baby who pooped once a week, no matter what. It isn't constipation unless it's hard. Constipation itself is not harmful. If it is true constipation with hard painful stool, a glycerin suppository can be helpful. And the vaseline/qtip is ok too.

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