my son hasn't pooped for 4 days.he is 4months old n i give him both the breastmilk and formula.is it normal?

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Azupazu - posted on 10/25/2012

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thank you so much for your advise.i gave him water and he pooped yesterday .thanks again

Danielle Kimberly - posted on 10/24/2012

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My doctor did tell me that it is normal for babies to go days without pooping especially breastfed babies. If you touch your baby's stomach, does it feel hard? Is your baby acting fussy or uncomfortable? Rubbing his tummy and doing the bicycle with his legs might help if he is "constipated". My mother also said giving your baby an ounce of water might help too. Your baby is the best indicator of whether he is bothered by this. If you try the above, and he doesn't poop within 24 hours and seems uncomfortable, give your doctor a call. A friend of mine was mainly breastfeeding but also formula feeding. Her baby hadn't pooped in 2 weeks and it turned out she had an allergy to the formula. Before switching the formula however, I would definitely talk to our doctor.

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