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So my baby was on about an every two day schedule for pooping. Then she had a couple of times of going every four or so days. Now it's been a week!! When do I worry? She is ebf on demand and is 4 1/2 months old. She seems to be acting pretty normal, not really any more fussy than normal.

My last dd pooped all the time so this is new territory for me.

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It's not unusual for an EBF baby to have only one bowel movement a week at that age. If it ends up being much longer than a week I would come back here and ask again. It looks like it has just been a week, so hopefully she will have one soon.
 

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my babe poops every week or so... i was worried at first but posted the same question a few months ago. she has a lot of gas (really loud and stinky
) but it's nice not having poopy diapers all of the time.
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My 6.5 mo ds doesn't poop very often. Sometimes once a week, sometimes two days in a row then not for a few days. It stresses me out because my dd had encopresis and I fear that he will develop it too. Because of my fear I have checked with dd's osteopath, dd's nurse practitioner that specializes in encopresis and their pediatrician. All have said that pooping for a ebf baby can vary anywhere from after every feeding to every 11 days. That's a huge range! All 3 said that as long as the poop is not solid and the baby is not straining (red face, pain) then all is okay. It still stresses me out...
 

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Thanks, mamas. We're still on Poop Watch 2006 but she still seems happy so I won't sweat it yet.

Ah, there's nothing like motherhood to make you obsessed with your child's bowel movements!
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My 2 month old went a week recently. I was starting to get worried, so I brought her into the tub w/me for a nice, long soak. That did the trick.
 

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I've heard from a LLL leader that it can be something like 23 days! FWIW, my twins seem to poop about every 5-7 days. I never had a baby that went that long before these two!
 

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Elaina was a twice a day pooper until she hit the 4 month mark. Then out of nowhere, she didn't go got 10 days! After a week, I called my ped and he said not too worry unless she looks like shes straining or in pain. Since then, she's had no pattern. For a few weeks, she was a once a weeker, then every 4 days, then back to once a week and lately she's been going every day or every other day. Poop has never been such a focus of conversation before having a baby!
 
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