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My first born baby cannot defecate for 8 or 10 days on end.
Same has been case for two months. Whats wrong and what can we do to help

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If your baby hasnt passed any stools for 8/10 days, he need to see a doctor straight away.
If this is the case he will be in alot of pain.
Constipation is very painful.
Please get medical advice.

For a baby only 4 months old i wouldnt like to give any advice on what to do. He is to young.
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My child is one year old now and he also had problems defecating at that early age. They told us that it was normal - up to 10 days.

We were very worried, I was making him chamomile teas and also used cumin (in a tea) but I am not sure any of these things helped.

The problem eventually went away but he did suffer from baby colic at the time. Those were the crazy nights o.O

He went 5 days tops without a bowel movement but I would also see a doc if it were over 8 days.
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I have a 4 month old boy and I had the same problem when he was 3 months old. His doc said he was irregular not constipated. I nurse him and he would go poop every 8-10 days. But when he did go it was a liquidy goopy mess! She said as long as it is a lot and it's not hard then he was fine. I'm not a doctor but if the problem doesn't change once you start feeding the baby solids then there could be a problem. Always talk to your baby's doc! Now that he started fruit puree he's regular! 8)
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