Newborn and BMs

Jackie - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My newborn hasn't had a BM in 4 days and I was wondering if there was anything I could do. She is breastfed.

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Shalanda - posted on 10/29/2009

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i am a rn this is not normal especially if you breastfeed. bf babies usually have more bm than formula fed babies. because the milk is more compatible with there system. talk to your doctor. he may say give a glycerin suppository or karo syrup either way the baby is going to need some help

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Well normal or not you can try and give plain apple juice. Try to find one that doesn't have added sugars since apple juice is sweet enough in natural sugars. My LO is 4 weeks old and I give her about 2oz a day and it keeps her pretty regular.

Andrea - posted on 10/31/2009

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my doctor said it's normal. My baby is on day 8 and for the last 3 weeks, we have had to stimulate her to get her to poop. It was not bad for her, but the dr. said I shouldn't do it too much so we're waiting on her now to actually go. She is exclusively breastfed too and apparently they absorb the nutrients so well that they don't have to poop as much. We shall see!

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Breastfeed babies can go up to a week with out a BM, formula feed babies should go every day. Same thing happened with my BF son, he went 5 days with out a BM one time, and I took him to the doctor who told me this.

Nicole - posted on 10/29/2009

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Try cutting out dairy from your diet. You may also purchas anal laxitives from the pharmacy, if necessary. I have a baby who is lactose intolerant and that helped.

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This is normal in breastfed babies because sometimes their bodies use everything because the milk is easy to break down therefore, there is no waste. However, my daughter had a hard time passing all of the meconium. My mom was here (she's an OB RN) she had to do a little massaging in that area to help her out. It was gross, but it got it all out and since then she hasn't had any trouble. I would put a call in to the doctor just to be sure.

Heidi - posted on 10/29/2009

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It is VERY common for a breastfeed baby to not poop for up to a week.If you are worried tho,call your pedi

Heidi - posted on 10/29/2009

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It is VERY common for a breastfeed baby to not poop for up to a week.If you are worried tho,call your pedi

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