my brest feed baby does not poop but every 3-4 days is this some thing i should worrie about ?

Devin - posted on 08/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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all my other kids pooped all the time !!! but this is my 3erd kids and she is 1m old and she just doe not poop much it does not seem to be hard or any thing rong with it but it just seem like she should be going more than she is she pee's all day long and farts all the time just no poop ? should i worrie ?

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Jess - posted on 08/01/2010

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In my own experience.... as long zs the baby is not uncomfortable and crying... its ok.. sometimes it takes a little time for their little bodies to regulate.... HOWEVER.. that being said.. if your worried about it... you can always give your baby water.... to kind of help move things along....most importantly is to follow YOUR gut feeling about it.... if your gut is telling you something is wrong... check with your dr..... =)

Renae - posted on 08/01/2010

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Its perfectly normal for an exclusively breastfed baby. Some docs say 7 days and some say 10 days is normal - so 3 or 4 days is definately fine.

Its because there is nothing in breastmilk to discard, it is only discarded if they dont use it all up.

Jennifer - posted on 08/01/2010

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nope this is definitely normal!

the nutrients in breastmilk get used so efficiently that the body has very little that gets wasted. as long as your little one does not seem uncomfortable, it is perfectly healthy.

right before my son started solids he was only pooping once a week. enjoy it!

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Elizabeth - posted on 11/30/2013

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From the time my daughter was born til she was about 2 months old she would poop every time she would nurse. She's now 4 months old and only poops once every 2 - 3 days...but when she goes...its awful and gets everywhere! She has had really bad gas for the past couple months...it smells awful, but doesn't seem to bother her. Her pediatrician told me that as long as she's not fussy or acting like her stomach might be bothering her, then it's perfectly fine and normal.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/01/2010

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My now 3 1/2 month old is about the same as your baby...goes about every3-4 days....and when she does it seems like every diaper is poopy!

Julia - posted on 08/01/2010

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My breastfed babies pooped a few times a day at that age. Now that my daughter is 10 months though she normally poops once a day.

Michelle - posted on 08/01/2010

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I think 3-4 days is far too long for a baby to go without a poop. Even with adults a doctor says you shouldn't go longer than 3 days! When she does go does it hurt her? Try some infacol, gripe water, cooled boiled water or baby pear juice to see if you can shift it more often. If you're not sure about those things then perhaps speak to your doctor about it.

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