Babies: 0 - 3 Months

NO POOP IN 3 days

My 2 week old havent gone off in almost 3 days.He pees alot and doesnt seem to be to fussy about not pooping but its beginning to worry me.I do exclusively BF though so i dont know if that causes it.Any opinions would help ease my mind a little i may be calling the dr tomorrow.
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Re: NO POOP IN 3 days

  • My pedi told me that DD not going for 4-5 days is ok as long as she's not showing any signs of discomfort. I was EBFat the time.  Hope this helps!
  • My dr said be concerned at 45 days. My 10 week old went a week and was very uncomfortable. I had to give her juice.

    Try peddling the legs, rubbing belly, Give a warm bath, "check" LOs temp to see if that gets things going...
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  • A nurse in the hospital showed me a trick that sometimes works. Bend LO's knees and hold them up to his chest (my LO finds this position very comfortable). This will expose the anus. Then you can take a wipe and gently wipe the anus repeatedly. It may not sound like fun, but the nurse said sometimes this encourages the baby to poop.  

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  • Totally normal for BF babies. Mine does this once a week then has a huge poop. Be careful using the thermometer to stimulate pooping. I read that babies can become dependent on it.

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  • An EBF baby should poop at least once a week. A formula fed typically poops daily. So unless your LO is showing signs of pain, it's normal. My LO poops every 5-6 days since she was 1 month old.
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  • EBF babies tend to poop less often because their bodies can use almost everything in BM.  Our ped said its not uncommon for them to go 7-10 days without pooping.  DD almost always went 10 days between poops when she was little.  When we introduced solids she started going more frequently, but sometimes still goes 3 days between poops and is not constipated.  I wouldn't worry at all.
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    EBF babies tend to poop less often because their bodies can use almost everything in BM.  Our ped said its not uncommon for them to go 7-10 days without pooping.  DD almost always went 10 days between poops when she was little.  When we introduced solids she started going more frequently, but sometimes still goes 3 days between poops and is not constipated.  I wouldn't worry at all.

    I've also heard that up to 10 days is normal


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  • I just went to pedi for this because I was concerned. She said its normal fo BF babies and her son did the same. She said if it gets past 7 days or DD was uncomfortable to call. 
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    A formula fed typically poops daily.

    Incorrect.

    A BF baby can easily go longer without pooping than a FF baby, but either one is normal to not poop for a week, without discomfort.

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