My nearly 6 week old DD has not done a poop since Tuesday. Before that she would do at least one a day, usually more. We are exclusively breastfeeding. I have been told it's normal for EBF babies to go anywhere from every nappy to once a week, but I dread to think what is going to be in that nappy when she finally does go! Can anyone reassure me with their experiences? We have our 6 week check tomorrow & I bet I'm going to have to deal with an explosion at the Dr's!
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27-07-2014 16:44 #1
Is this normal?
27-07-2014 16:56 #2
27-07-2014 16:57 #3Senior Member
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Absolutely normal. Both of mine turned into weekly poopers at about 6 weeks. My first 8 day poo was a public one, very loud, very sloppy and best tackled by holding bubs under a tap!
27-07-2014 17:36 #4Junior Member
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Completely normal! My baby only goes once every 5 days and has so since birth. I know another baby who didn't go for 3 weeks and again was told nothing to worry about. Breast milk is very easily digestible so it's very normal. When my baby does go it's not huge either just a normal poo - nothing outrageous. I count myself as lucky!
27-07-2014 17:47 #5
Very normal. Up to a week sometimes! Unfortunately as you said a poo-splosion is likely. Something I did when DD went a number of days (she was getting uncomfortable) was drink prune juice. About 30mins after the feed... boom!
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27-07-2014 17:49 #6
Thanks! It's one thing reading it in a book, but another hearing from people who have had the experience. I reckon the next one is going to be messy & public!
27-07-2014 17:49 #7
Normal - up to 10 days
27-07-2014 18:20 #8
Normal. My 4 month old was going 4-5 days between poops. I read somewhere that drinking more water helped because it changed the consistency of breast milk. Since I started drinking more water my baby poops nearly every day. It could be a coincidence but I will keep doing it!
27-07-2014 19:50 #9
My DS always pooped once a week and it stayed that way until he started having solids. Now it's once a day, sometimes two. I remember being worried at the time because he was a very windy baby, but his stools were always soft and easily passed so I know he wasn't constipated. As mentioned in previous posts, beware the poo explosion!
27-07-2014 19:52 #10Senior Member
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Totally normal :-)
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