Re: 5 Month Old - No poop two weeks
It's funny how different babies can be when it comes to their elimination patterns! My first kid could go a week or more between poops when she was an EBF baby, but my second was a multiple-times-per-day pooper until she was eating a ton of solids.
17 days is a really long time to go without pooping. A week is normal for an EBF baby, up to 2 weeks is not uncommon... But you're going on 3 weeks. I am sure all is well, because after all your baby is happy and her tummy is soft. Still, I think I personally might be willing to take the doc's recommendation at this point, and give the suppository. At the very least I'd give the baby a nice warm bath, maybe right after she eats, and see if she relaxes enough to get a poop out- that always worked for my kids. You'll have to clean the tub, but I'd rather do that than stick a suppository up my kid's bottom.
Hope it's all moot, and that she already pooped!
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