8 day old not pooping

Laura - posted on 03/28/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is only 8 days old I am breastfeeding but he hasn't pooped for the past 2 days. He has lots of wet diapers and gas. I do have to wake him up to eat most of the time. I tried giving him formula because I thought he wasn't getting enough to eat but that did nothing. Should I be concerned?

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Sarah - posted on 03/29/2015

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He should be pooping every day but it might be a tiny amount. Keep waking him to eat especially during the day. Is he jaundiced? That can make baby sleepy and not want to eat as well. Has he been to the pediatrician for a weight check? I would continue to breastfeed exclusively unless advised by your doctor to supplement,

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