View Full Version : How long before you get worried?
02-18-2008, 03:54 PM
Hello everyone, My little guy is coming up on 3 months old and is Breast feed. He hasn't had a bowel movement for 3 days?? When do you get worried? Is their anything I can eat or drink to help him go? Thanks!!
02-18-2008, 04:37 PM
My two month is the same way. I had a talk with his doctor and she gave me some good advice. If he has a bowel movement and it's watery or has blood in it, be concerned. Otherwise, if your baby has a normal bowel movement next time, he just might be regulated that way. Usually breastfed babies aren't prone to constipation.
02-18-2008, 04:48 PM
My nephew was breastfeed exclusively and only had a bowel movement once a week, every week. My son, on the other hand, was born with spina bifida and has a couple of problems in that area. If his little tummy gets hard or he looks like he is straining you can rub his tummy. Lay him down on the bed with his feet pointing towards you. Take your hand and rub in a downward motion on his left side from the bottom of his ribs to his hip. In the shape of an I. Then rub from the bottom of his right ribs across to the left, then down to his left hip. In the Shape of an L. Next rub in a U shaped upwards from his right hip to his left. You always want to end up on the left side because that is the motion of his bowels. It should go
Hope this helps.
02-19-2008, 02:29 AM
No need to worry at this point as long as he isn't in pain. Lots of bf babies will stop having as many poops after 6 weeks. It's the perfect food so it is digested very very well.
02-21-2008, 03:35 PM
My little bear only had a poop once a week too. A massage is great and will help him relax. Also, if you get a Baby Bjorn potty (good size for infants and a nice design to help them sit) and pop him on it if he's straining, the gravity and positioning will help him out too. Your baby may just not like to poop in his pants and could be holding out waiting for that convenient pants off moment!
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