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I have a 4 week old baby girl she hasnt had a poo in a day

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I have a 4 week old baby girl she hasn't had a poo in a day and a half .she is eating well and not in any discomfort should I be worried yet
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--so no obvious abdominal pain or fever?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No she seem very content
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Gerard--does she breast feed or take formula?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Take formula
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK. Really nothing to worry about here--sometimes infants can go two or more days without a bowel movement. For now you can give her an ounce of apple or pear juice today and tomorrow to see if that helps. If she hasn't had a bowel movement by Wednesday, call her doctor to see if he'd like to see her but I'm sure she'll have one in the next day or two
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