I know that all the books say that breastfed babies don't get constipated, but I feel like my 6 mo LO might be. He hasn't pooped in four days now. For the last month or so, he's been pooping usually only once a day. His dirty diaper is usually in the morning. But he hasn't had his middle of the night poop for the last four days and yesterday I noticed that his gas was stinky, which is odd for him. He has rice cereal almost every day, but hasn't had it for 3 days due to lots of holiday traveling, visiting, etc. THe books say they can go awhile without a poop, but this is just so different for him. Can he be constipated?
On a related subject, he has had A LOT of nighttime gas lately and will wake himself up with it and seem very uncomfortable. I can't figure out if it's something I'm eating specifically. I will cut something out but he'll still have gas then, so then I don't know. We use a mylicon type of medicine but it doesn't always seem to do much. I usually just end up nursing him because then he'll relax enough to let some out. But I also think that nursing him more might make it worse. Any advice?