My four month old hasn't pooped in two days. today will be his third day (it's early there is still time) and I have read that as long as he doesn't go more than three days he should be fine. He is still having plenty of wet diapers. He is only BF, no solids yet and no formula. Also his gas stinks now! His toots never had a stink before and now they do. He did this over the weekend too. He pooped on Friday then nothing until Sunday (and then he REALLY pooped). Now he hasn't pooped since Sunday again. Is this normal. Should I skip the three day rule and call the doc?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:48 AM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Krysta622 at 7:34 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
Answer by m.robertson811 at 6:55 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
If his previous stool was not hard pellets it is completely normal! Breastfed babies can go much longer than 3 days without a poop so I would not stick to that rule. I had a guy that went every 7 - 9 days and was NEVER constipated. Baby takes in the perfect amount of breastmilk leaving little to no waste. Baby is using all of that great goodness so there is nothing to expel. Breastmilk is amazing in so many ways, this is just another one of the pluses.
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