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    Default 11 week old - 7 days no bowel movement

    Bub is breastfeed, very very windy but no bowel movement for 7 days. How do I help them push a poo out??

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    It's pretty normal for a Breastfed baby. Does he seem to be in some discomfort? If not I wouldn't be worried about it.

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    Last night very much so up all night passing wind, basically was next to me all night as I was rubbing his tummy

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    My ds was the same from birth till about 3mnths. It wld be 7-11 days between poops. I just found warm baths was the only thing that seemed to make him feel better. It is worrying but completely normal! Fingers crossed it happens soon for him!

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    My DD had the same problem for weeks, not for as many consecutive days though, poor little thing! We had to help her with every poo, we'd hold her legs up and massage the left side of her belly. Takes a little while but 9 out of 10 times it worked!!

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    It's very normal for BF babes. One of mine did a poo every 8-10 days and would be very gassy and grumpy on the last few days but like clockwork, the pooplosion would come.

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    My BF ds1 had the same thing..
    I know it's normal but I still freaked out a bit...

    I put a bit of olive oil on a cotton ball and smeared it over his anus. With just a teeny tiny bit of pressure as well, just so it was well lubed up. Don't penetrate or anything like that.

    I think it helped my boy, he did a p00 a few hours later.. I can't guarantee it works but it's worth a try.

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    If bubs is in discomfort I would recommend a baby chiropractor - they work wonders. But in regards to the length of time between poos DD went 7-10 days between poos when breast fed

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    After this many days, it surely must be infant-glycerine-suppository time.
    Beware of autointoxication from constipation (info at pureinsideout.com etc)

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    Yeah I agree breastfed babies can go ages without a poo!
    My youngest sometimes went once every 9-10 days! But when he went by god did he go! Explosion central


 

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