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    Default 4 week old constantly pooing?

    I wonder if anyone can tell me whether it's normal that almost every nappy I have changed in the last 24 hrs of my 4 wk old DS has been a poo?

    He is breastfed, but my CHN suggested last week I comp feed with formula, although I've only given him 3 small formula feeds in the last 4 days.

    Sorry if TMI, but most of the poos are quite heavy, and they've been quite watery.

    He seems ok otherwise, he hasn't been fussing or crying more than usual, he's alert when he's awake and there's no sign of a temperature. He has been sleeping a little longer than normal though.

    Should I be concerned?

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    Default 4 week old constantly pooing?

    Hey! As far as I've been told by my paed its completely normal at 4 weeks. My DS is 14 weeks and has only just slowed down to 2-4 a day.

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    It may be nothing, but in our case the constant watery poos with hardly any curds was an indicator ofoversupply/hind-foremilk imbalance. http://www.llli.org/faq/oversupply.html

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    Default 4 week old constantly pooing?

    Quote Originally Posted by bada View Post
    It may be nothing, but in our case the constant watery poos with hardly any curds was an indicator ofoversupply/hind-foremilk imbalance. http://www.llli.org/faq/oversupply.html
    Wow, thanks so much for the link!

    After reading, I think I may be switching breasts too often during a feed, and he's getting too much of the foremilk.

    When he starts to fuss on one breast, I assumed he had emptied it and it was time to change to the next... Well maybe not!

    I'm going to use one side per feed, see how I go.

    Thanks again!

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    You're welcome & good luck. I started with feeding off the same breast for 3-4 hours, because my baby was feeding frequently. Noticed a change within a day! Let us know how you go

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    Default 4 week old constantly pooing?

    I experienced this around the same age along with him not gaining enough weight due to me switching too soon during feeding. If he fusses just adjust him but on the same side.

    Good luck

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    If he gets fussy on the same side you can trick him into thinking you have moved sides by using the football hold... when DS got fussy on the right side due to teething, I switched to football for that side. http://www.babycenter.com/0_position...rticlesection3


 

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