My son hasn't pooped in 3-4 days. He's 3 months old is this normal?

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Maimoona - posted on 08/27/2012

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my daughter has 3 month old she hasnt pooped in 4 tdays and its normal

Kat - posted on 10/03/2009

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If your baby is breast fed then its completly normal a breastfed can go 10 days without a poo!

Annie - posted on 09/29/2009

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Yes it is,...i thought the same thing but after the first month or 2 it slows down so..he's fine,..you should get a diaper explosion soon if not already. I usually do. But yeah he's fine. The best way i can explain it is, now that his body is taking the food he eats and is actually using most of it to build his body and make it grow, you won't see the poopy as often. His body now takes all the nutients in, which is why they(the hospital) stresses to you to feed that baby every 2 or so hours all through the night, after he first comes out. But then you start to work it to where he feeds during the day and sleeps mostly at night. My lil man has been sleeping through the night for 7-9hrs now since he was 3-4 months(now he's almost 6mon) and it just took putting him in that routine. And even now I still don't see poopies but every couple of days. But like I said, It's normal so don't worry he's fine! Enjoy!!! Hope this helped some!

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Perfectly normal for breastfeed baby. The first time my son (now 4 months) didn't poop for a week, I felt like giving him a medal when he finally did go. Now I just don't worry anymore, it'll come when it comes. Just enjoy it while there's no poop to clean up, plus save on wipes.

Diane - posted on 08/28/2012

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I found the best way to get my son to poop if he hadn't gone for a couple of weeks was to go out without the nappy bag and both of us be wearing something pale.

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Shelly - posted on 10/01/2009

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Oh my gosh I remember the first time I dealt with that!! My oldest would go at leat a week between poops and then look out, we used to think it looked like the soft serve ice cream dispenser at dairy queen!! My pediatrition always said it was totally normal and everyone of my four kids was like that. We were told that breast milk is such a perfect food that it almost gets completely digested leaving little to poop out!! Good luck

Aimee - posted on 10/01/2009

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Thank you so much for this post!!! I am breastfeeding and my son is 4mos. He has been going as lond as 5 days without a BM. I have called the doctor and they tell me to use juice or do the rectal thermometer. But after reading all of these responses, I feel more comfortable with everything and will just give it time. Thanks again!!

Julie - posted on 10/01/2009

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Absolutely! Breastfed babies absorb a lot of the milk and can go up to 7 days without a poop! Dont worry as long as they look "normal" when they do come-mustardy yellow/gold. If they are hard small and round then go to your docx

Ortal - posted on 10/01/2009

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jill,

I had the same problem with both of my daughters.

It is totally normal not to have a bowel mov,ent for about a week.If it last more then a week I would recommend you seeing your pediatrition.

Its one of many "fun phases" they go through

Winona - posted on 09/30/2009

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I'm breastfeeding my little guy and there's times when he won't poop for a week! His pediatrician stated that this is normal.

Tammy - posted on 09/29/2009

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My three month old just went 11 days without a poop- perfectly normal!

Kathryn - posted on 09/29/2009

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Yes its completely normal. My baby used to go 1-2 weeks sometimes. Breast milk doesnt contain alot of waste products like formula milk does. As long as your son is not uncomfertable this is totally fine :)

Ruth - posted on 09/28/2009

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Elizabeth May... I am fowarding this to everyone RIGHT NOW LOL!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 09/28/2009

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Heh, my mum tells me that as a baby I was 'once a week, 10am on Tuesdays', and she took to holding me in the bathtub around about that time because it was very much an explosion! There's a very cute ad on TV in NZ/Australia at the moment that reminds me of this actually (although the nappies aren't as effective as they claim to be):

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That is so true Ruth!! That cracks me up! I forgot to mention that when my daughter did go....it was head to toe and very much like a volcano LOL

Ruth - posted on 09/28/2009

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Mine was doing 3-5 days between poops for awhile and now he's back to every morning or every other morning. Lemme tell ya girl, when he finally goes it's going to be like Mt. Vesuvius. If you have to go anywhere take a change of clothes and a towel.

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This was my favorite part of breastfeeding my oldest!! I used to even encourage other pregnant women who were on the fence about breastfeeding just because of the time between poopy diapers! LOL My daughter would go 10-14 days and I loved it! My second was a blowout boy everyday! I have to admit I was a little disappointed, but I just blame it on being a boy hehe. Great job choosing to breastfeed! Good luck

Katrina - posted on 09/28/2009

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giving juice to a baby that young just doesn't seem right, but you guys might do it all different on the other side and hey i ain't no expert, its all trial and era with me and I am have been given four to experiment with!!!lol
my experience is as long as my babes aren't distressed I have no reason to stress.
And yes i have breast feed all my babes.

Veronica - posted on 09/28/2009

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You know my little man is 4.5 mo. and we are having that issue right now. Everything online was saying 7-10 days is normal for breastfed babies, but my little man is wonderfully regular. At least one almost blowout diaper a day! So the past week when he didn't poop even once I got worried too! Yeah, it might be normal for the 'typical' baby but not all babies are the same. If your child isn't following his/her normal pattern than there is some worry. Just call the Dr. office and talk to the nurse. They can tell you if its a worry yet. (Basically, ours said if my little man hasn't gone by day 7 to bring him in and they will see him earlier than normal in this situation. She said in the mean time to give him a apple juice/ water mix bottle. (2 oz water, 1 oz juice) half in the morning and the other half at night and he should be back to normal in a day or so! I don't recommend doing this until you talk to your provider though, especially if under 4 mo.!! Good luck and I hope your little one feels better soon!

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Thank you guys so much! He's so precious to me and well I tend to worry over everything since he's my first. My mom laughs and said that everyones first babies are sterilized babies and the next couple you dont worry as much :)

Vicki - posted on 09/28/2009

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About the age of three to four months, you will probably notice a LOT less poop. Don't be concerned. (try not to be.) My nurse told me the record 'round here was 40 some odd days without a poop. A friend asked a nurse after her son had not gone over a week, when she should begin to worry, and was told about 30 days.

Shayna - posted on 09/28/2009

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yes, it's normal, unless his stomach is hard, he's straining, or crying and grunting like he's trying to use the bathroom. Bradli starting going a few days without pooping too, but her pediatrician told me it was normal and that breastfed babies typically don't get constipated...they just take a while to get enough waste to have to poop :-)

Laura - posted on 09/28/2009

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It is normal. I worried when my baby didn't poop for 7 days, but finally she did !! I found out this is completely normal for a breastfed baby !! Breastfed babies are very rarely constipated. :) Hope this helps!!

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It perfectly normal for breastfed infants to go a few days (even up to a week) without pooping. Breastmilk has only what they need and there is not a lot of waste so it can take some time for babies to have enough waste to need to poop. As long as he isn't in extreme pain, like screaming and the poop (when it does come) is not hard like marbles then he is fine.

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