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#1 of 4 Old 12-09-2005, 07:03 PM - Thread Starter
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My aunt held my newborn at Thanksgiving and observed "his belly is so hard...he needs to poo". I NEVER noticed that before, in either of my kids. Their EBF poos are pretty liquidy anyway, so I didn't think they could get a hard belly.

Do BF babies get a hard belly? Or was my aunt just imagining it?
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My daughter gets a hard belly from gas/having to poop, so I guess it could be true, but you might just have a baby with abs of steel!
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Our ds is an extremely irregular poo'er and that was the pedi's big deal--is his belly hard (it never was). Supposedly a hard belly (all the time, not just while crying/squirming/flexing) can mean constipation. But of course that's extremely rare in a bf baby. Kellymom.com has a lot of good links on this--I should know since we're poo obsessed over here.
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My MIL got all bent out of shape when DS was 2 weeks old and she was holding him and got all concerned and said he was "cramping". He's always been fine, never was real gassy or had any trouble pooping... even though I tried to educate her on BF she probably still had it stuck in her head all the problems FF babies can have at that age. Irritated me to no end.
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