My baby is not pooping?

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asked May 19, 2017 in Baby/Newborn by Jillianf (130 points)

My baby is 8 weeks old and he hasn't pooped for 9 days? He is breastfeeding, no fever, stomach is soft, no vomiting. He is gaining weight and pees very often. We've tried everything: glycerin, gripe water, thermometer, prune juice -nothing helps.

We have seen 3 pediatricians already who said that its fine, we just have to wait. However, all our relatives are very worried and pushing us to go to er and to do sonogram or xray. I'm not excited to spend 9 hours in er with my baby, plus, bringing him under radiation... Please, advice me what to do. Should i really to be worried and run to er? Or should i wait few more days?

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answered May 19, 2017 by Lilly21 (26,320 points)
Since you've seen 3 pediatricians and they all said he's fine and you should wait it out then that's what you should do.

There's nothing the er can really do anyway.

Just wait it out and if he hasn't pooped in a few more days then you might want to take him to the ER just to be sure.

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