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Baby isn't pooping? Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10

Hi..
My son is breastfed, and I know that breastfed babies don't poop often all the time..but there was one thing that I found a little strange..
Currently he hasn't pooped since Monday. On Monday I called his Pediatrician's nurse because he hadn't pooped in 11 days. She told me to go ahead and get him a pediatric suppository..so I went to get those and SO gave it to him, and he pooped. So obviously there was some up there it just wasn't coming out. What was weird to me was that it was still soft like his regular poop, but there was a LOT. Do you think this is normal? Maybe he was going to poop that day anyways? Before the 11 day stretch, he had a 3 day stretch. And now this is his fourth day without going. Should I be concerned? Mention it to his Pedi? Since its coming out soft, does that mean I don't have anything to worry about?
Thanks a heap for reading mama's. :D

mamadebs Due January 14 (boy); 19 kids; Ohio 5007 posts
17th Sep '10

I would call the pedi. Chronic constipation can lead to a lot of other issues...

Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10

My lo pooped on day 14. They said bf babies just don't go as often

Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10

I almost did the theremometer and we got distracted and she pooped like 45 mins later

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting mamadebs:
Jess✿ 3 kids; Australia 4331 posts
17th Sep '10

My son was exclusively breastfed from birth, he passed his meconium 6 hours after birth.
After that there was no sign of anything for 14 DAYS! I was so scared & worried, thinking stupid things like "maybe his stomach isn't attached to his intestines" on the 14th night, he pooped but that whole day I was ringing my doctor, on call nurses, my baby healthcare nurse & the paediatric unit at the hospital, all said that it wasn't normal but it wasn't unheard of either.
You know he can poop. Maybe his bowels are still working themselves out, some babies are every nappy pooers & some just aren't.
My son is on formula now & only poops once a day or sometimes goes once every two days.
Try massaging his tummy around where his bowels are after every feed, while he is on your lap & you are interacting with him, move his legs like he's riding a bicycle or stand him up on your lap & slowly make him go into a squat with his feet resting on your legs, & then bring him back up, & repeat that a few times, those little things work with out fail for my little boy :)



Good luck!

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting Claire's buffet [BMB]:
Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting ♣Damian'sMommy:
Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10

don't worry to much

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting Captain Awesome:
Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting Claire's buffet [BMB]:
Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting ♣Damian'sMommy:
Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting Claire's buffet [BMB]:
Claire's buffet [BMB] 1 child; Woodbridge, Virginia 5165 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting ♣Damian'sMommy:
Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
17th Sep '10
Quoting Claire's buffet [BMB]: