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    Default poop question

    my baby will be 4 weeks tomorrow and so far today she hasn't pooped yet. At this point does their b.m.'s become less often? She has had 6 wets today and maybe two little "stains" from passing gas but no big b.m.'s!

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    Default Re: poop question

    I have an 8 wo who also is pooping a LOT less frequently. I, too, was worried. Thanks for asking!!!!

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    Default Re: poop question

    Totally normal for your LO to not go as often as their digestive system starts to mature! Try kellymom.com - it's a great resource for questions like this. Here's a link on this particular topic.

    http://http://www.mother-2-mother.com/normal.htm#NormalStools

    HTH!
    Last edited by mama_p; June 21st, 2007 at 09:26 PM.

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    http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...ricks/poop.asp

    There is something important to point out regarding frequency of stooling in an exclusively breastfed baby. Many parents are concerned when after the early weeks where they may have been seeing a little bowel movement in almost every diaper, they suddenly begin to see days go by without any. This is perfectly normal. There is a great range of frequency of bowel movements with exclusively breastfed infants, ranging from a couple of times a day to several days. There are completely healthy nursing babies that have a bowel movement once a week, once every ten days, or even a few that go a bit longer. If your baby is healthy, developing well, nursing well and the consistency of the bowel movement when it does make its appearance is soft or loose, then do not be concerned. It is not constipation if it arrives in soft form. Constipation would arrive in pellets and hard formed pieces.
    HTH!
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

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    Default Re: poop question

    Caitlyn is 8 weeks old and I have yet to change a diaper where she didn't have a bm. I was told that will eventually stop, but we are still waiting
    Carol
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