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    Default Can a breastfed baby become constipated?

    Our 3.5 month old hasn't pooped since Monday - that's five days.

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    From what I understand babies that are fully breastfed don't get constipated (or not often at least!). Anything up to 10 days is considered normal. Is it a change from usual?

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    No they can't get constipated and they often don't go for long periods because they absorb all the breast milk. The longest we had without a poo was 10 days, then poo explosion!

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    Breastfed babies CAN get constipated, although it's unlikely. Dd2 got constipated when she was exclusively breastfed.

    As the PP's have said, it's normal for breastfed babies to go a while. I wouldn't worry unless bub is showing signs of distress.

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    Thanks for the replies. She's been going a few days between poops and then having monster poops but this is the first time it's been so long. I will have to prepare for a poonami....

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    At about the 12 week mark my EBF DD started pooping once a week, her record was 10 days! I freaked out at first but apparently it's normal. You really knew about it when the poo came through though!

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    My first 2 became weekly poopers at 6 weeks. Our record was 9 days - I didn't even open the baby wipes, just turned on the tap....

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