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Hi mamas! I need your help...This is going on day 4 for no poops for my 11 week old... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br>
He is breastfed only and around the clock...He is really gas-y, but that is the only "symptom". (besides no poop)<br>
I've tried massage, warm bath+ massage, more water for me, HELP!! I don't know what to do next and I know he is uncomfortable...I don't want to call his doc because I really don't want to have another we-don't-vax conversation...<br>
Any remedies mamas???<br>
Thank you so much in advance... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br><br>
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I am sorry that your ds is having poop issues. Have you tried eating more fiber? I found out by accident that when I had heartburn/gas and took Mylanta, that dd2 would poop nicely several times. Not that I would reccomend that or anything, just throwing it out there for ya. Hopefully it will resolve itself soon.
 

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Its normal. EBF babies can go up to 10 days between poops. It can also suddenly happen that there is a long period between poops, after months of going every day.<br><br>
Other than being gassy, which babies tend to be anyway, do you have reason to think he is uncomfortable? If you really think he needs help to poop, Dr. Sears recommends giving a child-sized glycerin suppository, sliced in half lengthwise (only give half). This is probably the gentlest method, since there is no medication in the suppository (its only a lubricant), doesn't involve eating anything his system is not used to, and is immediate.<br><br>
However, I really doubt there is anything wrong. EBF babies RARELY get constipated. I think its normal.
 

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10 days?? Really??That makes me feel much better!<br>
Thanks mamas!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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my ds can go for 2 weeks with no poops...that's totally normal for him. well, i guess his two weeks is up because i just heard him go right now...gtg!
 

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What the pp said about exclusively breastfed babies going many days without pooping is correct. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Don't worry, and don't give prune juice, karo syrup, or suppositories! Some people swear their babies poop more often when the mama drinks extra water- but really, it's not a problem. Breastmilk is so digestible that there isn't much left to poop out.<br><br>
If your babe is passing gas it's a safe bet the poops aren't far behind! Tummy massage and bicycling the legs are good for getting the gas moving out.
 

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OH- and I don't know if Dr. Sears ever used glycerin suppositories on himself, but the glycerin can be really unpleasant! It actually irritates the rectum to make you poop, so it can sting. I had to use one when I was constipated postpartum, so I know firsthand!
 

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My DS started stretching out his poop time at about 6 weeks, he's 11 weeks now and only poops every 6-7 days. Watch out, though, when he goes, it's a 15 minute event! He likes to get started so we know, and then waits until we get his diaper off to do the rest... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My cousin's DS started having widely-spaced poops when he was about your DC's age...he was EBF as well...and of course her ped got her all concerned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> She gave him prune juice, etc. and he still only went every 10 days or 2 weeks...and she gave up BF at 10 months because her ped convinced her that formula would be better for the 'constipation'! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I wonder why there is so much misinformation out there. As PP have stated, 4 days between poops can be normal. As can 4 poops a day (that's our DD)! As long as DC is having plenty of wet diapers and the poops (when they happen) are not solid and hard, but look like normal looser BF poop, you're OK. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
The Dr. Jay Gordon "poop page": <a href="http://www.drjaygordon.com/pediatricks/poop.htm" target="_blank">http://www.drjaygordon.com/pediatricks/poop.htm</a><br><br>
The part about "frequency" is towards the bottom. HTH
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Thanks again mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
I knew I'd get some good info here!<br><br>
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