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    3wk baby has not pooh for 3days after changing formula, is there a baby stool softener
    An_256323 posted:
    My 3wk old baby has not pooped for 3days now after we switched her formula. Is there a baby stool softener? if not what should we do
    atti_editor responded:

    Here is some information on infants and constipation that you might find helpful.Has your daughter had a bowel movement since you posted here? If you are breastfeeding her, sometimes all of the milk is absorbed because it is so nutritious which leaves little to move through the digestive tract -- a breastfeeding infant may only have a bowel movement once a week.

    Does she seem to be in any pain or have discomfort? Soft, easy-to-pass stools every 4-5 days is probably ok, but if you notice her having a hard time going, hard stools, bloody or black stools, or if she hasn't gone in 5 days, you should make an appointment to see her doctor.

    The link above has some tips for easing your baby's constipation if need be.

    Best wishes,

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