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  1. #1
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    Default Poop

    How many times should a BF baby poop? It's been 3 days since my LO has pooped. Is this normal? He is going on 6 weeks old.
    Happy Mama of 4 beautiful boys ages 14, 10, 7 and the newest member of the family:
    Damian Gabriel 2/13/13 , , twice a day at work, and finally successfully. We never gave up and we are as happy as can be !!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Poop

    At this age (6 weeks and up) it is normal for an exclusively breastfed baby to go several days-even a week or more-between poops. It's not something to worry about unless baby was not gaining well prior to this. If you are concerned, watch wet diapers now to make sure baby is getting enough milk. For babies where there is weight gain concern, more frequent weight checks may be helpful.

    It's not constipation, which rarely if ever occurs in exclusively breastfed babies.

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