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Babies who are exclusively breastfed are getting a food that is
designed specifically for them; breastmilk changes depending on the
baby's nutritional and immune system needs. Since the baby is
taking in only custom-made breastmilk, there is sometimes very
little waste. So the baby doesn't need to move their bowels
very often. Some books say that a bowel movement every 40 days
is still within normal variation.
Note that within the first two weeks, before the gut flora have
become established and are digesting the breastmilk, babies
typically have bowel output several times a day. You may
notice that the output begins to have a seedy texture for a while
before there is any formed stool.
from Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby's First Year,
Your baby is constipated if you notice hard, formed bowel movements
that are difficult to pass. Constipation is not defined by
frequency of bowel movements. Some babies have a bowel
movement every day; others may not have a bowel movement for 5-7
All babies turn red, make grunting noises and draw up their legs
when having bowel movements. These signs do not necessarily mean
they are constipated.