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Infant hasn't pooped in 3 days. Help!?

Hi, my 2 and a half week old infant hasn't pooped in 3 days. She is formula fed. I'm concerned. Help!?
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I got told formula feed babies should poop once a day. Advice that  got given to me add 10mls extra water to what  is recommended to the bottle. This helped my bub he didnt poop for 2 days after 2 feeds with the extra water.... magic. Also don't use formula that has gold in its title (higher iron content which blocks  bub easier). Hope this helps
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My two and half week baby old hasn't pooped 2days what can I do..I gave formula milk and my breast milk
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Prun juice will work so 1oz of the juice 2oz of water will help thats what i did with my 5 day old baby and she **** from the moon and back lol this should help good luck or go to ur dr
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You don't ever give a baby as small n new as yours ANY juice.Baby defiantly needs to go straight to pediatrician ASAP.
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Go to your nurse or doc do not give any type of juice to baby so young
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Our NB. didn't poop for almost 4 days, so for three feedings we gave her 2oz with formula,  and 1 oz of just water (3oz bottle ) and she pooped like crazy.

Never ever give a baby this young juice of any kind. I hope you didn't take advice from the person above

If the extra water isn't helping take baby into see a dr.  Most will do walk ins.  If not take baby to the ER.  Any more than 4 days can cause other issues that are more serious.  Hope everything is better!  
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I was told babies shouldn't have extra water.. try Karo syrup in her bottle just a little bit, worked with my daughter , and you can move the legs in a  bicycle motion to help.
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Actually you can give some juices like pear and prune, virtually from birth.  Diluted, in 0.5 to 1 oz does.  People, even doctors, get mixed up, it's the citrics that are dangerous pre-six-months.
(sources inc Readers Digest family health book)
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