Is my 12mo son constipated?

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This sounds like a stupid question, but here goes...

My 12mo son sometimes goes 3-4 days without pooping -- but when he does, his poops aren't hard/pebbly, and he doesn't seem to have any difficulty with passing them (no straining, crying, groaning, etc.).

Is this normal?

He's breastfed, and he has a taste or two of our lunch&dinner if it's healthy, on top of his one "proper" meal a day that I cook for him. I try to give him fiber-rich foods like oatmeal, barley, vegetables, and fruits. He gets water or diluted prune juice with solids.

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Lori - posted on 09/11/2011

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This is normal. As long as he's not having trouble pooping, and they aren't hard/pebbly then no, he is not constipated. Some babies just don't poop every day.

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