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my 3wk old hasnt pooped in 2 days- any advice?

THE PED. OFFICE IS CLOSED RIGHT NOW- should i give him some diluted apple juice?

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Asked by king0913 at 7:48 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • This is normal. My son went every 4 - 5 days. Don't give juice.

    Answer by mompam at 7:49 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • That can be very normal especially in a breast fed baby. My breast fed baby would go 4-5 days!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:50 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • If it isn't normal for him, I'd try a little apple juice. It won't hurt. Do you nurse him? If so, it could be something you are eating that caused it.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 7:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • It depends on their age but if they are old enough you could try diluted baby prune juice. Or try moving their legs around like they are pedaling a bike.

    Answer by chrisnjoesmom at 7:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Breastfed babies can go 7-10 days without pooping. There is very little waste in breastmilk so they don't need to go as often. If youa re formula feeding, then call the docs office in the morning.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:54 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Is he breastfed? If yes, this is normal. If not, then I would try whatever I could to get some human milk in him to help move things along. No apple juice for a 3 week old!

    Answer by LeanneC at 8:10 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Breast fed or formula fed? If EBF, completely normal. If FF, not entirely sure, but don't think it's cause for immediate concern, tonight.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:17 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Do NOT give a 3 week old ANY juice or plain water! Nothing but bm or formula! It is perfectly normal for a newborn to go up to a week without pooping! Just leave the poor baby alone! Bicycle the legs, gently massage the tummy, but chill unless baby gets ill!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • My formula fed 3 week old only went once every 2-3 days so that sounds normal to me.

    Answer by DeegansMomma08 at 10:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • NO apple juice in any event. Baby is too young.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:39 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

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