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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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My baby hasn't pooped ever since i supplemented formula into

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My baby hasn't pooped ever since i supplemented formula into her diet. Today is day 2. May i know when should i start to worry and do something?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She is 6 months and 3 weeks old. I am giving her formula + breastmilk ever since she had her constipation 2 days ago after inserting the suppository which I have started her on solids and formula.So I am plainly giving her formula + breastmilk now to check if it's formula milk giving the issue. However, she is fine when I supplemented her formula + breastmilk when she was just few weeks old..I tried giving her probiotics and prune juice.. Can yo advice please? When should I start to worry when she hasn't pooped.When she is on total breastfeeding, she poops at least once a day.Baby is behaving perfectly fine, happy.. stomach is not hard.
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 9 months ago.

Hello, please allow for delay of 3-4 days and see. You have to start plain water too in between feeds.

If nesxt bm is hard and with difficulty, please try lectulose one teasp. daily.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What is nesxt? May I know if she doesn't poop even after 4 days, I feed her with lactulose by then?
What is your opinion? Is the Formula not suitable for her? I fed her this formula and breastmilk when she was few weeks old to a month old, but she takes it fine. But not this time, she does not poop at all. Do you suggest i change another brand of Formula by then?
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 9 months ago.

In absence of any symptom of discomfort, you could try using home-made cereal dish like meshed boiled rice with clear soup, fed with a spoon.

Lactulose is syrup for hard stools.