My baby have not poop since for 4 days. She is currently 4 months old and is exclusively breastfed. Is it something to be worried about? I'm really worried.

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Babies often go a long time between bowel movements. Most of the time, it is normal for a baby to go days or even more than a week without a bowel movement. However, a baby may sometimes be constipated and need a little help. Exercise and warm bath should help relieve the discomfort. If it still persists, since you are breastfeeding your baby, you could eliminate certain foods, such as dairy, from your diet. It may take some trial and error to identify the dietary changes that help.

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You can feed some probiotics to your baby to improve his digestive system. BioGaia has probiotics suitable for young babies. Also, do help baby to massage his tummy to ease the constipation. You can refer to this sample video on how to do the massage.


Breastfed babies, especially if they have not started solid foods, can easily go two weeks without a poopy diaper once they are 2-3 months old. Breastmilk is exactly what your baby needs, and so there is little waste product left for the baby to poop out.

It’s quite normal for breastfed babies, but make sure your baby looks happy and comfortable!

idk if you didnt poop for 4 days would you be worried? I cannot even begin to fathom this question.... obviously call her doctor.. ding ding ding ding

It's nothing to be worried about. Exclusively breastfed babies can skip poop for a week or more.

maybe make a phone call to discuss it with your baby's doctor but that's about it.


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