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Offline julieb

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Could it be constipation?
« on: August 06, 2005, 17:26:21 pm »
My DS is EBF and we haven't started solids yet.  He's already gone through his 6 month growth spurt.  He used to be quite the regular pooper, 3 times a day like clockwork.  But over the last 3-4 weeks, it's become very erratic and unpredictable.  He also seems to hold his breath and grunt, mainly while nursing.  I can't figure out if this is a new trick or if it's constipation.  When he does go (won't go longer than a day and a half), he doesn't seem to strain much.

I thought it was very rare for them to be constipated.  He's never had trouble before.  Could this grunting and such just be a new game (like the fake coughs, screeching, raspberries, etc)?
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Could it be constipation?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 17:44:07 pm »
Hey there.  I think as long as his poop is not hard he should be ok.  Is his poop hard when he does go?
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005, 00:37:36 am »
It's still liquid.  But he went right after his nap today, then proceeded to grunt through nursing.  I guess it's just something new he's learned to do.   :roll:   He's so weird sometimes!   :lol:
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