Constipation in infants can occur when stool is dry and hard. Which can make it difficult and painful for the infant to push out.
It is fairly common for babies on breast or formula milk to suffer from mild constipation. Breast-fed babies can have bowel movements up to 1 week apart. As long as the stool is soft and substantial in quantity and bowel movements are not painful, then there is no indication of constipation. Always consult a docter when in doubt.
A research about the knowledge and beliefs regarding infant constipation showed the following results:
Infant constipation knowledge and beliefs
Cause of constipation
Remedies for constipation