Re: Newborn Constipation?
Mama, I truly doubt that it is your milk that is the problem. I know it's hard to relieve yourself of the burden of thinking that everything your baby does is related to something you're doing/not doing/how you're feeding him- but try to let it go.
Constipation in a breastfed baby is unusual. Breastmilk has a mild laxative effect, which generally means that breastfed babies poop a lot, even more than their formula-fed peers.
It's possible that your baby's system is just getting into gear, so to speak, as he adjusts to this strange new business of eating and digesting and excreting. But if you are concerned, please see your pediatrician. When a baby isn't pooping, that can be a reason for concern. Probably it's nothing- but with a 5 day old baby I think it pays to be sure.
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