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My son is 4 days old and hasn't pooped today. Should i be worried. Last time he pooped was last night.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No you don't need to worry. I was told as long as he poops every 3 - 7 days (yes that sounds LONG) he's fine (I initially breast fed my little guy).

    Answer by finallyamom40 at 9:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • No. My dghter almost never went. My sister gives my neice probiotics. It regulates their digestive system. Look it up. It helps. Formula constipates babies.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 9:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • at that age its normal for them not to poop every day. if he doesnt go tomorrow then you should call a doctor. if they pass 3 days then its a constipation problem

    Answer by ILovemyson1020 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • nope :)

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • no only if it has been 72 hrs then there may be something to worry about but not a day he will be fine

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Does he seem uncomfortable? If not, I wouldn't worry just yet. If nothing is going on by tomorrow I'd call your doctor or the health nurse. They make suggest giving him more water. Or even putting a spoonful of prune juice in water. But I wouldn't give him anything until you check with them.

    Answer by L.A.F.outloud at 9:30 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • is your baby breastfed? it's common for breastfed babies to not poop for days. my son only pooped on thursdays for the longest time. as long as he's not uncomfortable it's more than likely okay.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 9:54 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • he's fine my dd had that problem and her pedi said as long as she went at least once a week she was good

    Answer by mommam58122 at 9:59 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • it is not unusual for a breast fed baby to go more than a week between bowel movements.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:42 AM on Jan. 3, 2010