Re: Last BM was 9 days ago
Exclusively breastfed babies will often go a week between poops, and may go as long as 2 weeks. Since your baby is eating some solids, I don't think I'd let her go 2 weeks without calling the doc.
You should be concerned about constipation if your baby's stools are hard and dry enough to roll off the diaper when you pick the diaper up, and baby seems in discomfort (screaming, straining, turning red while trying to poop).
Some things to try:
- Cut out the solids- she doesn't need them right now
- Offer only fruits and veggies, concentrating on the "P" fruits (peaches, plums, pears, aPricots)
- Avoid constipating foods like cereals, white rice, white breads, cheese, bananas, and apples
- Gve baby a warm bath (the warmth and relaxation can help things along- downside is that you may well end up scrubbing the tub)
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