Honestly can't remember the last time my little guy pooped!

Rhianna - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




At this point it may be over a week since my 3 month old has pooped. I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink tons of water. He doesn't seem fussy or that its bothering him that he hasn't pooped, but he used to go every other day and now its been a looong time. The only change I can think of is he's been sleeping most of the night so he isn't waking up to eat, but he still nurses really well during the day. Any tips?


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Jessica - posted on 02/11/2011




My son did the same thing he went 13 days with no poo. The dr said it can be normal for breastfed babies, but he did an xray to make sure it wasn't a blockage.

Rhianna - posted on 02/11/2011




Thank you. Its good to know that its normal. I do move his legs in a bicycle motion because he likes it and it helps relieve his gassiness. I've also tried massaging his tummy in the bath, but neither cause him to poop. I guess I won't worry anymore.

Emily - posted on 02/10/2011




Normal. Breastmilk is so fully digested by babies that often they don't poop for awhile. As long as his tummy is soft and when he does poop, it is not hard pellets, he's fine. My daughter went through a period where she routinely went 1-2 weeks without pooping. Her record was 16 days! The doctor said she was fine (and I am lucky to have a doctor who is knowlegable about breastfeeding norms!)

Rachael - posted on 02/10/2011




if he gets fussy, or you get overly concerned you can give him a gentle tummy massage and bend and straighten his legs a few times. as long as he is still wetting diapers I would not be concerned until 2 weeks, but if you are worried call the Dr.

Catherine - posted on 02/10/2011




If he seems fine, then there's nothing for you to worry about. It can be perfectly normal for breastfed babies to go 7-10 days without a bowel movement. If he does seem to be fussy or in pain, or he does poop and it is hard, then that would be cause for concern, but otherwise, be grateful you don't have many dirty diapers to change.

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