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10 week old not pooed for three days

(8 Posts)
cuntingrimmer08 Sun 13-Jan-13 09:07:12

I feel bad posting this because there are so many serious threads but need some advice . My 10 week old used to poo twice a day and now hasn't been for three days . She is ff . Is it worth ringing docs tomorrow or am I over reacting ?any advice appreciated

McPhee Sun 13-Jan-13 09:07:56

totally normal

don't worry

sillymillyb Sun 13-Jan-13 09:10:14

my ds did this too and I also panicked. totally normal though - enjoy the poo free nappies for a while!

MousyMouse Sun 13-Jan-13 09:14:57

normal at around that age a change happens in the guts which leads to less frequent poos.
if baby is happy otherwise there is nothing to worry about. anything up to 5 days should be fine (or even longer in bf babies).

but of course if you are worried and baby is unhappy get advice from the hv or gp.

BramblyHedge Sun 13-Jan-13 09:20:03

Ds1 went 14 days without a poo. It was messy when it did come.

HRMumness Sun 13-Jan-13 09:27:05

Totally normal. Just batten down the hatches when it does come grin

HRMumness Sun 13-Jan-13 09:30:47

I should add my DD went for 7 days once she got past the newborn non-stop poo stage. It was very worrying and I spent hours reading about baby's poo habits on the interwebs

ashley69ly Sun 13-Jan-13 17:32:15

Oh yes, remember this well. My breast fed DD2 once went 8 days without pooing. She was in her bouncy chair when she eventually did go. It was right down to the toes of her babygrow!

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