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Is stretching alot normal?

For the past few hours my 6 week old has been stretching every few minutes...is this gas or constipation or something? Should I be worried?

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EmGee1981

Asked by EmGee1981 at 1:14 PM on May. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Um no, you shouldn't be worried. My son came out of the womb stretching, he was too damned big lol
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:16 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I like to stretch. It feels good. He probally is liking the sensation.
    vickwu

    Answer by vickwu at 1:52 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • he's probablt thinking.."yay i have room to do this now!" lol hes fine.
    naturepeace

    Answer by naturepeace at 2:14 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • he's also grunting alot when he stretches and he looks uncomfortable...I dunno, I've just never seen him like this before
    EmGee1981

    Answer by EmGee1981 at 2:16 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I agreed with the other answers until you said he is grunting and looking uncomfortable. Do you think he may be constipated?
    Indygirl18

    Answer by Indygirl18 at 3:33 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • I think he might be...he hasn't pooed since yesterday around 4pm
    EmGee1981

    Answer by EmGee1981 at 3:51 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • Well, they don't poop every day, as I remember, especially if they are breastfed. You may want to check with the doctor if it persists. You said it had only been a couple hours, so maybe he is gassy or has a tummyache. I hope he gets to feeling better, either way.
    Indygirl18

    Answer by Indygirl18 at 5:02 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • He was constipated...he took an ENORMOUS poop and he feels much better now...thanks all!
    EmGee1981

    Answer by EmGee1981 at 5:32 PM on May. 30, 2009

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