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2 months and soft stool every 10 days

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My 2 month old baby is defecating only about once every 10 days. I understand that this is not constipation as that is, by definition, caused by hard stool and my baby's stool is very soft. It get progressively more and more painful and distressing to him as the days pile up. Should I give him a suppository laxative even though his stool is soft? Is there anything else to be done? Also, I haven't been able to find any info on this condition because I don't know what it's called. Is there a term for it?



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replied December 4th, 2006
Caring for Your Newborn Answer A1859
If the baby is exclusively breastfeeding, one bowel movement every 7 days is considered normal. But one soft stool defecation every 10 days followed with pain should be examined by a pediatrician.
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