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In the past 3 weeks or so, her pooping habits have shifted so that she's now a one poop a day girl (occasionally two). She hasn't pooped yet today and she's grunting and straining and generally acting uncomfortable. We've been bicycling her legs and playing in ways that put gentle pressure on her tummy, like "wearing her" on our heads.
She's still exclusively BF, no formula or solids. She's been nursing like normal and I haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary. I know it's normal for the pooping to slow down at this age and they definitely don't have to poop daily but she's not a comfy girl right now. What can I do to make her more comfortable? I'm going to try taking her in the tub with me to see if that will relax her and help move things along, but if that doesn't work, could I try giving her a bit of prune juice? Any other suggestions?
Oh, and not sure if this is relevant, but her bottom two teeth just popped through a couple days ago. She was a total trooper and I was under the impression that she wouldn't have teething discomfort once they came through anyway. Maybe not?
Robin, strong and happy single mama to Anna (7/06)
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