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BFing and Constipation?

My lo is almost 4 wks old and last night he really started acting off...he's been really fussy and gassy.  He turns bright red and seems to be uncomfortable when he's pushing it out?  He's having several small BMs daily though.   I can't tell if he's constipated, growing, or both.  Any thoughts or advice?  TIA
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Re: BFing and Constipation?

  • As long as the consistency of the poop is soft and runny, then it's not constipation.  their digestive systems are just immature and it's also tough to poop while laying down.  think how hard it would be for you to do that.  that's why they get grunt and turn red.
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  • if his poop is still soft and the usual runny poop that comes with breastfeeding I wouldn't say he's constipated. I asked my pediatrician about it and he said my son should be okay as long as the consistency is normal. Also at this time babies are learning how to push poop out while relaxing the anus and sometimes it can take a while to learn.
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  • Thanks ladies!
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