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5 week old - constipated

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murf Mon 22-Sep-08 10:22:20

Hi my 5 week old baby girl isn't pooing often. She last pooed on Thursday so 4 days and before that it was last on Saturday (5 days. On thurs she did a huge one ...came out thick greeny-brown like paint from a tube.

She is having a combo of breastmilk and formula (4-6 oz of formula once in the early pm and once at night).

I asked my healthvisitor about this last week and she said its normal not to worry

Noticed that she is much sleepier (harder to rouse) too...started yesterday.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated

murf Mon 22-Sep-08 10:25:42

Oops forgot to mention that I have noticed her straining uncomfortably and she does smelly farts!

As an aside I am constipated too.... (have been for at least 2 weeks) been taking lactulose and senakot for over a week now...will review with the dr at the 6 week check....do you think there is any link with what baby is feeling??

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