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Baby hasn't pooped in four days-- mainly breastfed but introduced small amount Of formula this week. Is that why?

Baby hasn't pooped in four days-- mainly breastfed but introduced small amount Of formula this week. Is that why?

Stool pattern: Stooling in babies is largely variable. Some breast fed babies stool with every feeding, others stool very infrequently and maybe only 2-3 times a month. I don't think the formula in small or sporadic amounts will affect this. As long as your baby is content and otherwise seems normal to you, I would wait on the next stool. If not, have him/her assessed. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 weeks old and can take even four days at most to poop.what could be the problem?

My baby is 10 weeks old and can take even four days at most to poop.what could be the problem?

Infant stopping: It can be normal for breast fed babies to take up to a week to have a bowel movement. As long as the stool is soft, the baby is gaining appropriate weight, feeding well, and does not have recurrent fevers, bloody or mucous stools then this is okay. ...Read more

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My two months old baby has very slimmy poop for three days now. She poops at least four times daily with hard noisy push anytime she wants to poop?

My two months old baby has very slimmy poop for three days now. She poops at least four times daily with hard noisy push anytime she wants to poop?

Don't worry: Unless the number of BM's have greatly increased and she is acting fussy and not eating well. You didn't mention if she is breastfed, and if that is the case , it's possible that some change in your diet is responsible. Watch for the next few days, and in most cases these changes resolve without an explanation. See your doctor if not resolving ...Read more

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My 2 month old formula fed baby has not pooped for 4 days now, but seems ok. I'm worried about what's causing it?

My 2 month old formula fed baby has not pooped for 4 days now, but seems ok.  I'm worried about what's causing it?

It can be ok: Some babies digest different formulas in different ways.As long as the baby is not fussy, you can wait and see, but talk to your pediatrician if needed. If really fussy, may need a formula change. ...Read more

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My week old baby hasn't pooped in 4 days, he is breastfeeding and is jaundice, but his levels weren't high enough to go under light, should i be worr?

My week old baby hasn't pooped in 4 days, he is breastfeeding and is jaundice, but his levels weren't high enough to go under light, should  i be worr?

Normal i some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. If soft, i don't consider it constipation. As long as baby wets every 6 hours or more i would consider things within the range of normal. ...Read more

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My baby 3 week old baby has not pooped in 2 days, he is breastfed. ?

My baby 3 week old baby has not pooped in 2 days, he is breastfed.
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Breast feeding: Breast fed babies may have a stool with each feeding, hve one once a day or go a, s long as a week without having one. This is normal for breast fed babies. The stool may also be on the watery side. Again, all normal. Enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 3 week old breast fed baby has not pooped in two days?

Is it normal that my 3 week old breast fed baby has not pooped in two days?

Yes: It is very normal for babies to skip days pooping. It is quality, not quantity, that determines constipation in infants. If when she does poop it is soft/mushy/runny, then its ok for her to go days in between poops. Some breast fed babies are just so efficient at digesting the breast milk that they don't make much waste, and therefore, not much poop. ...Read more

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My child has not pooped for 4 days. Fussy. Eating but not much. Vomited twice. Tried pear baby food; usually works. Other remedies? Concerns? ER?

My child has not pooped for 4 days. Fussy. Eating but not much. Vomited twice. Tried pear baby food; usually works. Other remedies? Concerns? ER?

Hard to say: Some breast fed babies may go a week without pooping and be normal.If older and on solids they are more regular. Peaches/pears/plums etc can help but sometimes take a couple days.Full strength prune juice is faster, but still can take a few days.A call to his docs service can help you decide how soon he needs to be seen. ...Read more

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My baby 2mo & breast fed. Hasnt pooped 4 3 days, & has pain karo syrup ddidnt help or qtip. What can I try?

My baby 2mo & breast fed. Hasnt pooped 4 3 days, & has pain karo syrup ddidnt help or qtip. What can I try?

Other Sx ???: The breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo every feeding or a giant crib filler poo every 7-10 days & be normal. If all of babies stools have been soft to this point & baby is otherwise behaving normally, i wouldn't do much other than wait for the inevitable poo. I baby has dropped his/her feeding activity & changes play patterns, an exam may be indicated. Call the office & check with dr. ...Read more

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4 mo. old baby has been breast-fed only, we fed him some baby oatmeal cereal & now he has not pooped for 4 days (previously daily pooping), advise?

Probably OK: It is not unusual for babies to have change in stool pattern when you introduce cereal. Also, it is normal for breastfed babies to have longer periods of time with no stools. Breast milk is the perfect baby food, thus there is less "waste" so to speak. If the baby's stomach is not distended, and he has a large soft stool infrequently this is not constipation requiring intervention. ...Read more

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