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6weeks old and barely pooping

i'm a breastfeeding mom and my son is only pooping like once a day the last couple of days. should i be concerned

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Asked by natasha86 at 8:15 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Absolutely not. After 4-6 weeks, EBF babies can poop anywhere from a few times a day to once every 2-3 weeks, as long as the stool is not dry, hard or pellet like.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:19 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • After Six Weeks. It is normal for the bowel movements of a breastfed to decrease in frequency when the colostrum, which has laxative properties, is completely gone from the mother's milk after about six weeks of age. A baby this age may continue to have bowel movements as frequently as five times a day, sometimes even after every nursing. It is also normal for a breastfed baby older than six weeks to have only one bowel movement every few days. Some healthy babies will have only one bowel movement a week. When bowel movements are less frequent, they should be more profuse in volume. As long as the baby is gaining well, wetting sufficiently, and is happy and content there is no cause to be alarmed by infrequent bowel movements.


    Answer by Lynette at 8:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • When I was breast feeding my DD would go up to 8 days with out pooping.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:25 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • yeah i would be sorry .did u mention this to his pedi .most breast feed babies poop alot .it may be something you are eating . i would call the pedi or call the laction consulation

    Answer by britme1027 at 9:09 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Briteme, most breastfed NEWBORNS poop a lot. Once they're a bit older, its in the range of normal, just so you know :)

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:29 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

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