My 7 month baby has not been pooping for already 14 days. The last 3 month he is pooping very rarely. He is still breastfeeding and we give him some food: oat cereal, fruit and vegetables; but not a lot.
We went to the doctor; he said that he is ok. But I’m not so sure about this; we tried everything natural and sometimes suppository. But he still goes very rarely … we are so worried!!
Please give us any advice!!
Ps: When he was 4 month we gave him some formula for one day, then we gave up, but since then he doesn’t do regularly (he was fine till 4 month, then after formula something went wrong)
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I completely understand that you are worried. For any grownup, imagining to pass motion every 14 days sounds pretty crazy, of course.
When your son does pass stools, is it very hard or painful for him? That could indicate that he is constipated. If not – i.e. if his stools are soft and he is not in severe pain, I’d say your Dr is completely right! Since your son is “so old” and still mainly breastfed (which is great!) he is very likely to digest almost all the nutrition he gets.
At around 4 months many babies seem to need more food (maybe the reason why you gave him formula) and two of our kids (breastfed) started pooping every 14 days at this age. No constipation, nothing wrong, just no poop, which seems very strange the first time you encounter it!
Since your baby is now 7 months old, and needs even more food than a 4-month-old, I’m not very surprised that he passes stools rarely. The little bit that does come out is probably mainly related to the solid foods you give him.
So, unless your baby is truly constipated, (find symptoms of constipation here) don’t worry! Instead enjoy this “clean” time”, it is doomed to stop as soon as your boy starts eating more solid foods.
Hope this helps!
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