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Infant with no bowels and a lot of trapped wind. Cause for problem?

I am breastfeeding my 5 1/2 week old baby. He usually has very frequent bowel movements during and after feeds. However he has not had a movement since yesterday afternoon and doesn t seem himself. Hes feeding alot more regularly like hes having a growth spurt. I think he has a lot of trapped wind and a movement would give him huge relief. I ve finally got him to sleep now is there anything i can do to help him? What may have caused it? I m wondering is it caused by anything i ate. I had a mild chili con carne last night? many thanks
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Do not panic.
Breast fed babies may pass stools aftr 3-4 days.
Burp the child well after feeds to eliminate the air trapped in the stomach.
Give him some carminative and digestive drops thrice daily.
If he has pain then give him a anal glycerine suppository to assist him to pass motions.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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