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    Default 3 week old, fully breastfed, no poo in 9 days?

    Just curious, has this happened to anyone else? I thought they only went longer between pops after about 6 weeks?

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    Are you still having regular midwife care? normally you would be seeing someone weekly for first 6 weeks or so - it really can take this long or longer to establish feeding and for a babies digestive system to adjust to eating! Is your baby weeing? If you have wet nappies I would think that is a good sign. What about general sleeping and settledness (don't think that is a word but I'm sure you know what I mean!). A rule of thumb I have always used is that if a baby is sleeping well (as well as they do at 3 weeks!) and seems quite happy and content they are usually ok. In saying that, 9 days does seem like a long time - maybe as a first point of contact if you haven't spoken to a midwife or lactation consultant, would be to contact the ABA helpline. A skilled breastfeeding counsellor will know what questions to ask you to establish whether there are any possible issues with your supply. Start there and see what advice they give you...

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    Sorry I should say this is not about my baby lol! I was just curious as to whether this sounded okay or normal. A friend has mentioned this about their baby and I found it odd as I thought this only really happened after or around the 6 week mark.

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    As a newborn, my DD went about 21 days without pooing, and then 11 days. So about twice in one month. Her twin brother, was alittle more regular, but it was 1-2 weeks in between poos. Our pediatrician was not concerned at all, just said there was so little waste product in breastmilk, that the body was using it all.


 

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