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Today is day 3 of no bowel movements for my 7 week DS. He is nursing approximately every 3 hours, his tummy is soft, and he doesn't seem bothered at all. He does has gas and it smells horrid<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Does anyone have any experience with this. My ped isn't very breastfeeding friendly, she isn't openly against it but at the sign of any problem suggest supplementing with formula.
 

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How's his weight gain and wet diapers? Any dark colored urine (indicating dehydration)? If his weight gain is good and wet diapers are good I'd be comfortable watching and waiting a bit. How do your breasts feel before and after a feed? How does he look and behave? Does he seem healthy with periods of awake/alert time and normal lengths of sleepy time (up to 4 hours-ish)? Just some things to help you self-evaluate.<br><br><br>
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Lauren
 

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I don't know his weight gain since last week but as then he has gained 3lbs since birth. He is wetting diapers, at least 10 a day, and the urine is not dark. His tummy is soft and doesn't feel like he is constipated. His behavior hasn't changed and everything else is normal just no BM. I only worry because my 2 DD were breastfeed also and had a BM with nearly every feeding.
 

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Some babies are like that. 100% breastfeed babies do not get constipated. I'd only seek a doctor's help if there is some indication that something is not right (pain, hard tummy, fever, vomiting, no/few wet diapers).<br><br>
Be prepared if you 2 are leaving the house. I'd be ready for a major blowout poop! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Prepare for the motherload <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Prepare for the motherload <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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you ladies were right. The motherload was not even close. Xavier finally had a BM, well 3 BM's and well<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
It can 2 fast and 2 furious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Let me just say that I know he is fully cleaned out now.<br><br>
thanks for the heads up now I am not starting a thread on extra large BMs<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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JUst wanted to correct something in case another mom comes across this thread. 100% breastfed babies CAN and do get constipated. I have a continuously constipated 12 week old whose never had anything but mama milk. Food allergies/intolerances are the culprit we believe, but that doesn't change that she is exclusively BF and constipated so possible, not probable but possible.
 

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tottaly normal! as long as hes peeing still, and gaining weight, hes fine.<br><br>
and from experience, once the gas got REALLY stinky, he usually pooped that day.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">JUst wanted to correct something in case another mom comes across this thread. 100% breastfed babies CAN and do get constipated. I have a continuously constipated 12 week old whose never had anything but mama milk. Food allergies/intolerances are the culprit we believe, but that doesn't change that she is exclusively BF and constipated so possible, not probable but possible.</div>
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the baby or mother taking medications usually trigger it also. My ds did get constipated at 4mths old, but it was because of an antibiotic.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at the motherload. O I remember those. DD used to go up to 10 days between BMs. I loved that. But then the day would come, the rumble would come, and the bath would have to come out as she exploded from her nappy on all sides LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at the motherload. O I remember those. DD used to go up to 10 days between BMs. I loved that. But then the day would come, the rumble would come, and the bath would have to come out as she exploded from her nappy on all sides LOL</div>
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WOO! and boy those would STINK!!!! and stain bad to, many a cute outfit was ruined because of the motherload, and you could pretty much bet if you put him in white or a lighter color, thats when the motherload would come.
 

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We had a slow start to breastfeeding, but once we got to exclusive breastfeeding, my ds's bms slowed way down...we now routinely go 3-4 days between poops. I talked to the ped about it, and she said it's because breastmilk is such an efficient food that there is very little waste left, whereas there is a lot of filler in formula that they need to get rid of. She said as long as there aren't any signs of dehydration, no worries - she said it's not uncommon for babies (particularly breastfed ones) to go as long as ten days!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">JUst wanted to correct something in case another mom comes across this thread. 100% breastfed babies CAN and do get constipated. I have a continuously constipated 12 week old whose never had anything but mama milk. Food allergies/intolerances are the culprit we believe, but that doesn't change that she is exclusively BF and constipated so possible, not probable but possible.</div>
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Very interesting- hard poo? I'd read that constipation in exclusively breastfed babies was incredibly rare and usually a serious medical issue.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Very interesting- hard poo? I'd read that constipation in exclusively breastfed babies was incredibly rare and usually a serious medical issue.<br><br>
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mine was hard, but as i said, he was on an antibiotic
 
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