my baby is not pooping for 3 days.. what should i do??

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If she's mostly breastfed, I wouldn't worry about it. It's normal for breastfed babies to sometimes go for a long time without pooping. :)

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Sovandara - posted on 12/02/2013

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My son is 2 months and 20 days old and he did not pooping for 3 or 4 days, what should I do?

Sovandara - posted on 12/02/2013

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My son is 2 month and 20 days old and now he not have pooping for 3 or 4 days, what should I do ?

Chelese - posted on 11/05/2011

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hmmm well there is my point when its good to get a second dr's opinion cause they don't know it all like experienced moms do . They told me apple juice water is the way to go and yes to prune plum and pear. but the apple sauce are more binding so... Plus I researched the internet and multiple places said the same thing and when I also gave my kiddie apple juice it always made him go.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/05/2011

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Chelese, apple juice is actually more binding believe it or not. Pear or prune juice is the way to go, but never give a baby that young anything like that.

Chelese - posted on 11/05/2011

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that's true I remember the Dr saying that also. It actually was more important than the bm. they said every feeding should have a wet diaper

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/05/2011

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As long as she is making wet diapers, should not be worried yet. Around day 7 call the doctor...day 10 I would worry.

Chelese - posted on 11/05/2011

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Caleb had that some problem. But never when he was a infant . I know a lot depends on our diets. I"m not too sure about your baby being so young and all but I always asked what it was okay for me to eat/drink. I use to drink prune juice whenever I was worried about my baby not going. And it was totally safe for me to drink. And I took something called miralax. I mixed the top cover that was on top of it in regular juice like right after his morning breast feeding and when I fed him again 3 hours later I knew sometime that day he would be going. My Dr told me it wasn't good for Caleb to go any longer than 4 days without having a BM he said some babies would go that long but it's really not a good thing since their bodies need to get rid of waste. You could call your dr and ask him if you get too worried if you can give him a suposatory. I think that's how you spell it. I gave Caleb his first one when he was around six months old. I called up my Dr and the kind they told me to get I could not find it anywhere. So after the wild goose chase I called the pharmacy and they said use "Fleet" for kids. But just use half of it. It's the kind that comes in the bulb it's liquid form. And since your baby is only a month I would call up your pharmacist and ask them if it's okay to give just a smidgen. I'm not sure at a month and a half if apple juice from a bottle would be good. I learned that apple juice stimulates whenever babies get constipated and helps them to go. That and water. Hope this helps for you.

Jeannette - posted on 11/05/2011

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Sometimes babies have a hard time getting it out. I had a pediatric nurse show me how to massage my daughter's lower abdomen, just above the pelvic bone. I would talk to the doctor because our body waste is toxic, which is why we should go.

Sharen - posted on 11/05/2011

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I'm not a doctor, but my daughter had trouble with this until she was 5. Hopefully, you can catch it before that. Her deal was a need for pro-biotics. There are some drug store items that provide that now such as asodophilus. It simply means the stomach doesn't have enough good bacteria to break down and move the food. Check with a health food site such as Dr Oz.

Erin - posted on 11/05/2011

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My daughter once went 8 days without a bowel movement while breastfed. Totally normal, as long as baby doesn't appear to be in pain or distressed.

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How old is your baby? Is s/he formula-fed or breastfed? Does s/he have solids?



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