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Can what you eat cause constipation in a 2-week old breastfed infant?

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LilySchey

Asked by LilySchey at 1:25 AM on Jan. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Define constipation....Breastfed babies can go quite a few days without pooping.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • you shouldn't worry. i think i was told if no poop in 7 days, then worry. don't quote me on that, i'm a little rusty :) but bfed babies can go longer w/o pooping. it's perfectly fine and normal.
    mommytobobby

    Answer by mommytobobby at 1:28 AM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • I also posted on your other one., but in response to the pp..bf babies should be pooping at least once a day in the first 25 days....after that the record in my bf group is 20 days!
    mammacita9

    Answer by mammacita9 at 1:38 AM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • What you eat CAN effect baby...but has the meconium been passed? If so, then you may not see another poop for a while.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:05 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Sorry looks like I accidentally posted this question twice. I didn't know it happened (I must have hit refresh or something, since I usually hit refresh when I have PC issues and slow internet connections). thanks for not being mad at a duplicate post :)
    LilySchey

    Answer by LilySchey at 11:57 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

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