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Breastfeeding (Exclusively pumping) & no stool

My 1 month old did not have a stool yesterday and hasn't had one today yet. She is well over the minimum wet diaper requirement to know that she is getting enough milk. However why hasn't she pooped in what seems like forever? should i call the doctor?

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Asked by MiMiBreezy at 6:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Don't worry about it. My son would go 5 to 7 days between poopy diapers and he was exclusively breast fed. His dr said not to worry. Obviously he was getting to eat since he was peeing like crazy. Could never find an explanation. As soon as he started eating baby food it was the opposite...he'd poop sometimes 5 times a day. GL.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • EBF babies (including babies who are bottle fed only breast milk) can safely go up to 10 days without a bowel movement, as long as the end result is not dry, hard, or pellet/pebble like. Enjoy not cleaning poop :)

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Poops are more rare for the breastfed baby. No worries unless there's a hard dry pellet.

    Be prepared for a blowout.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • completely normal. same thing happened to my son, its just a growth spurt. breast fed babies can go 7 days with out pooping and be fine. she is just using everything your giving her is all.

    Answer by stephmiester87 at 9:06 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

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