My 2-month-old is having trouble making a BM: Advice?

My two-month-old is breastfed 98% of the time he typically gets formula when he wakes up in the middle of the night, so my partner has a chance to feed him and to give myself a break from the pumping and feeding grind! He goes days without having a BM. The longest was six days, and then the dr gave us suppositories for him. We used one that night, and within the hour, he had a big BM then went the next day again…so now it’s going on three days without a BM any advice? Or has anyone else run into this issue? The formula is not a new thing. This has been since we have brought him home, so it’s not new to him. Any advice is welcomed! Thanks in advance

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Breastfed babies can go 7 days without pooping. As long as it’s not hard pellets it’s not constipation.

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I know breastfed babies dont always poop a lot and going a week or so with no poop is not abnormal for a breastfed baby. I don’t know if the formula changes that at all? If he’s not getting formula regularly it’s probably normal.and just cuz he is breastfed. Does he seem uncomfortable or in pain? Like he has bad gas or something? With breast fed babies pees are more important to get a lot of than poos. Pees let you know they are not dehydrated.

Totally normal with breastfeeding. My ped said they can go up to 10 days with one but if your worried. Then the 3Ps. Pears, Prunes and Peaches

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That’s normal for breastfed babies :blue_heart:

Usually breastfed babies can go up to 7 days without having a BM and it would be okay. Since your baby has formula at night he should be making a BM at least once a day, but it may not be that much a concern since he’s consuming so little of the formula… i don’t know maybe get a second opinion from another doctor

Breastfed babies oftentimes don’t poop for a. Of time which is not abnormal

It’s normal for breast fed babies to to up to a week with out a bm. Mine could go 3 or 4 easily. Sometimes more. Unless he’s in pain I wouldn’t do suppositories.

My breastfed babies went days, up to a week. It’s normal.

You could give you 2 mo old 2 ounces of apple or pear juice but only use 100% fruit juice pasteurized with about the same amount of water mixed. That should help and u wont have to use a suppository :confounded: Good luck! And rub that babys little belly too to alleviate any gas bubbles/pain.

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Start giving them water

Both of mine had this issue we bought some gerber probiotics and used them every morning in their milk or just straight in mouth but it kept them regular and they were uncomfy from not having a BM

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My kids’ pediatrician said to just put a tiny pinch of Benefiber in their bottle. It works.

We used Miralax per doctors recommendation

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I took my daughter to the chiropractor, it was the best thing ever for constipation and colic.

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My lo is 3 months and breastfed only and her schedule is every 3-5 days she poops which her pediatrician said that’s completely normal for BF babies as long as she doesn’t seem uncomfortable and cranky he said no worries.

Put a little Karo syrup in the bottle to help soften your little ones poop. Granted, my kids are older but it worked well and no need for uncomfortable suppositories

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I add a couple drops of dark Karo syrup to my daughters bottle when ever she has trouble and it works like a charm.

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Your pediatrician :woman_facepalming:not all babies are the same.

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An old school trick I got from my mom for the rare occasions my son had problems, and it always worked, was to put a small amount of vaseline just on the inside of the anus with a q-tip.

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