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What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Define constipation

Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated.
Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue.

In brief: Define constipation

Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated.
Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue.
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