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September 8th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Madeline had to switch to formula, but now she hasn't pooped in 2 days. I'm sure the change from BF to FF is hard on her digestive system.

I've tried all the natural remedies for constipation/gas, but still no poop.

Should I be worried?
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September 8th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Michaela is going through a similar issue this week and hasn't even changed foods, she has been having a mixture of breast milk and formula from the outset. So it may not even be to do with that hun. I looked online and found some information about babies having a natural decrease in the amount and regularity of their bowel movements around week 2-3, which can be more noticeable in breastfed babies, so I was assuming that's what Michaela is going through. She did eventually poop on Thursday evening and it was a less yucky poop than some of the previous ones. Then she only did a tiny one yesterday, so I'm waiting for another substantial one today. I'd say you're ok unless she's refusing feeds or appearing in pain/discomfort (eg restless, crying more than normal, getting a temp, pulling her legs up as if she has tummy ache) for a day or two more before consulting the doctor. But if you're concerned for whatever reason you should always act on your mommy's intuition and ask the doctor - I'm sure they would rather you asked and have your mind put at rest. Hope she poops soon and puts your mind at rest herself!!
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September 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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It's the iron in the formula. It's MUCH more difficult to digest, along with everything else. Formula has much more iron than breastmilk does. If she goes longer than a week or acts like she is in pain, ask your doctor and they might be able to suggest a different formula to use.
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September 8th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Ditto to what Sharron said, I wouldn't worry unless she's not acting normal or she acts like she's in pain. If you are really concerned I would call the doc just to be on the safe side. We are formula feeding as well and so far she does poop everyday, but sometimes only once a day.
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September 8th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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That is interesting Que. Makes me wonder how this affects Michaela, since she has a mixture of formula and breast, and I am on iron tablets.
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September 8th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I can look for an article about it later (fussy baby right now). Basically breastmilk has less iron because it's made differently and requires less to be absorbed into the system. Formula nutrients are more difficult to absorb so they are packed full and then have to be filtered which can take longer in formula fed infants. I would think that babies on human milk and formula at the same time would benefit because human milk has laxative like properties.

Here's an article that sort of covers it- but not the article I am thinking of:
Comparison of Human Milk and Formula | Ask Dr. Sears®
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September 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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September 9th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Athena has only gone 2 days total where she didn't have a dirty diaper, and they weren't consecutive. The Dr said that if she went a day without then to call, but I didn't because I figured that it might have been me switching her to formula, and then she hasn't had a problem ever since, so I just didn't bother asking. I would definately call the Dr if she goes more than 2 or 3 days without a bowel movement.
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September 9th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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You can do 1/2 oz prune juice and 1/2 oz water or use rectal stimulation if she becomes too uncomfortable. We had this too around week 2 and now it is cleared up - but we used prune juice/water for about 5 days. Poor things!

Oops you just said you tried the natural remedies - sorry! My understanding is that it can be fine for up to 3-5 days. But if you haven't kept trying the prune, you might give that a shot. We had to do it 2x a day for 2 days before it finally worked.
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