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How long has your BF baby gone without a bowel movement?

Mine's going on 5 days here and I'm starting to get concerned...she doesn't seem unhappy or uncomfortable and I know BF babies can go longer sometimes...is it time for a suppository? I gave her prunes yesterday...
btw - she's 10 months and does also eat some solids...

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stepmom929

Asked by stepmom929 at 11:00 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • BF babies can go 7-8 days without one. formula fed take usually less time due to the fillers in formula. unless you notice some discomfort or lumps in the abdomen from being backed up, don't worry about it.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:02 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • My daughter would go days and often got constipated, prunes always seemed to work for her, then she would have a massive poop. My boys, probably not more than a few hours :)
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 11:06 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • the dr. said a week is normal, but mine have gone everyday
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Mine has gone days almost a week without.
    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 11:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • One time my oldest went 11 days without a poopy diaper. Oh the mess when he finally had one. O_O

    If she is not complaining and her stool is loose when she does poop, there is nothing to worry about.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • The record I've heard is over two weeks. If the poop isn't hard, they're not constipated.

    However, with solids in the mix, you might want to look at what she's eating. Do you have a lot of grains (cereals) in her diet - they can stop you up, especially if they have added iron.

    But if she's not uncomfortable, she's fine.
    lifetimelove

    Answer by lifetimelove at 11:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Longest term I've known of was 20 days. Mine could and did go a week.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:40 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Ten days. It was quite the mess...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:31 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • mine have only ever missed one day. i have heard that with the breast fed babies, as long as they are still eating not to worry.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:04 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • mine is on day 3 and i am worried too, thanks for this post. i'm so paranoid every time she farts i'm like YAY SHES POOPY, but no.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 2:07 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

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