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My 3 month old daughter hasn't pooped in 2 days and usually she goes once a day should I be worried???

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Asked by MommytoBe987 at 10:31 PM on Oct. 16, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter was the same way. Just give her some prune juice with water. If that doesnt work then your gonna have to do a supository (sp?) It wont be painful for her so dont worry :)

    Answer by Steph319 at 10:35 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • She'll be fine. Babies get irregular too.

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 10:35 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • How old is your DD? My son is 6 months and until he started solids, he popped every 3 days. I think she is normal.

    Answer by momof2boys423 at 10:36 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • your fine.... babies will go when they need. if it's been over 5 days call your DR. :)

    Answer by kaleigh111 at 10:38 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • nope, dont be worried, my son did this too, and this is about the time when they start going from multiple times a day, to every other day, or every 2, or 3, etc, but my Ped told me, that if he ever went 7 days, to give him a call.. I have not had to do that.. thankfully.. if you want to help bring on the magical moment, a bit of warm water will help.. say less than an ounce.. but warning, fireworks will happen. also a rectal thermometer helps too.. leg crunches.. my son sometimes gets a little fussy when its his time, and thats when i help him with some peddling, or what have you.. cause right now, at this age, they are learning how to move their bowels themselves and notjust a spontaneous poop.. Good Luck,

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 10:43 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • DON'T give her prune juice and water or suppositories. She's only 3 months. Is she breastfed or formula fed? Because breastfed babies can go up to 10 days sometimes without pooping. I'm not sure about formula fed babies. But I'm sure she'll go when she needs to. I would have to agree with kaleigh111.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Oct. 16, 2008

  • My son is breastfed, and he only poops once every three days. (Sometimes longer, sometimes sooner) My doc. says its fine as long as he wets his diaper regularly. I freaked out the first time it happened though too. Hope this helps!

    Answer by Jacksworkingmom at 12:53 AM on Oct. 17, 2008

  • ive read multiple times that around that age babies can get to the point where they only poop once a week. just call your pediatrician to make sure shes not constipated. im sure shes fine if shes not fussy and peeing alright.

    Answer by KLMiller at 6:57 AM on Oct. 17, 2008

  • Is she breastfed? Breastmilk is efficiently digested, with very little waste. Sometimes that means babies can go DAYS without having anything TO poop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Oct. 17, 2008

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