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#1 of 3 Old 08-03-2009, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
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DD is 5 weeks old and up until last Wednesday she bascially pooped with every feeding/diaper change. And all of a sudden she isn't pooping at all. She is still EBF and having plenty of wet diapers. She is also passing gas without any problems, but is grunting/straining more than before. Her tummy feels nice and soft and she is basically acting the same as before.

From what I have been reading, it seems like it can be normal for an EBF baby to go up to a week without pooping, but I am still starting to get concerned.

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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At 4 weeks ds2 started pooping every 2 days, and at 6 weeks its every 4 days and still is at 4 months old.

It's weird at first but you get used to it.

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Thats what happened with dd2. she is 2.5 months old now and we still have problems with her pooping. We are seeing a ped gastroenterologist and he is basically useless. We do have to do stretchs with her rectum and have been doing it every day but she hasn't gone on her own to much. If she hasn't gone within 7 days we give her a suppository and she goes within minutes. But we do that because by day 7 she is crabby and miserable and her gas could evacuate a room it is soooo rawnchy. I know its not much but you are not alone. FYI she is ebf
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