Constipation - help! 12 days old and poops only once every 36 hrs.
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Ashleigh - posted on 12/03/2008
That's normal, so don't worry! My son was just like that...he didn't poo for 7 days when he was first born, and was pretty much like that until he was about 2 months old! Are you breastfeeding? If so it's normal. Also, try bending the baby's knees into his/her tummy, and push gently...that really helped my little guy out alot!
Alyssa - posted on 12/03/2008
Hi Julie! I wouldn't worry. Mine went three days without pooping several times her first few weeks because of formula/breastmilk issues. I finally gave her a suppository because she was straining so hard. I also gave her prune juice (up to 3 teaspoons) once a day or so in a bottle, per her doctor. I was way more worried about it than her doctor was. :) Hope this helps.