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my baby is 5 and half months question is: he didn't have any bowel movement in past 4 days,what should I do?

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Asked by mamagigi22 at 3:54 PM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • formula or breastfed?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:55 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • Definitely call your local pediatrician's office and leave a message for the nurse. I always got a prompt call back answer. This needs to talked over with a pediatric nurse for sure.

    Answer by CavalierLvr at 3:57 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • when my daughter was born she was about the same age and the dr said its ok for a baby not to poop every day bcz their bodies r still trying to get on track a baby can go up to 10 days with no pooping and is still ok

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • it all depends on how your baby is fed. breastmilk only, 4 days is no big deal. formula, start apple or prune juice on day 3. I don't remember what day the doc said to call for formula and solids, but for breastmilk and solids I was told to bring her in on day 5 to make sure there isn't a blockage.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:03 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • if he is breastfed, this is definitely normal. bm is digested so well that most of it passes through the urine.

    Answer by gracefulsky at 4:05 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I agree that if he's breastfed, it's completely normal.

    Answer by Christina807 at 4:59 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • It is normal for a breastfed baby to go more than a week between bowel movements. Unless your baby is in pain, don't worry!

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:55 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

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