could it be constipation?

DORIS - posted on 11/10/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 5 weeks old baby has not had bowel movement for the past 3 days and he farts quite often which smells really bad. Could it constipation? I am currently breastfeeding exclusively.

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Jenica - posted on 11/10/2013

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According to my sons Dr, he said that they can go a week to 10 days without a bowel movement. Since breastmilk is a perfect food for them they will digest and absorb so much nutrition from it that BMs may be few. As long as you are having the correct amount of wet diapers it shouldn't be a problem. If you're worried, call your pediatrician and I'm sure they'll put your mind at ease.

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