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Is it normal for a baby to have a BM so infrequently?

My son is 5 1/2 months old and started solids about 4 weeks ago. He is eating vegetables and oatmeal at this time and is still nursing mostly. Is it normal to not have a bowel movement every day or at least every other day?

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wellsymom

Asked by wellsymom at 7:57 AM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Health

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  • He could be a little constipated from starting the baby foods. I would get some fruit ones and also prune baby food to get his BMs back to normal.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 7:59 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • my son had them about once a week until he started eating solids. he was exclusively breastfed. A few times it was 9 or 10 days. It happened alot more once he started solids. the doc said as long as what comes out is soft, it's not constipation. if you think he is constipated, give fruit once a day and a few ounces water or watered down juice. he's now 13 months and sometimes goes 4 or 5 times a day!!
    ranedare

    Answer by ranedare at 12:52 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • As long as he is not straining or have hard bowel movements, he is fine.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:15 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

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