Breastfeeding help user banned25th Jun '12
My daughter was born at 36 weeks 5 days, and she is exclusively breastfed. She has only had about one bowel movement a day for the past 2 days, and its more of a light brown yellowish color. This is what has me concerned, because I figured it would be more yellow, and she would go more frequently. It's still seedy, and she is gaining the weight she should be, but is this normal? She was going a couple of times a day, it's just been for the past two days that, that has changed. She still wets the normal amount of diapers.
andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts25th Jun '12
If she doesn't seem uncomfortable and is having wets I wouldn't worry too much. Some breastfed babies can go 10 days or more without pooping, though that's usually when they're a few months. She might just be an every few days kind of girl.
user banned 5 kids; Texas 13641 posts25th Jun '12
Quoting andthesenights:" If she doesn't seem uncomfortable and is having wets I wouldn't worry too much. Some breastfed babies ... [snip!] ... or more without pooping, though that's usually when they're a few months. She might just be an every few days kind of girl."
Yeah she seems fine, and I knew they could go that long, but she's only 2 weeks old, thats why I am little concerned
MommyofAlex&(almost)Aiden 2 kids; GARDNERS, Pennsylvania 1408 posts25th Jun '12
It's normal! I was told one time that a child can go a week or more before they are considered constipated. If she seems content and happy, don't freak out too much. :) At 2 weeks she's getting used to nursing and just may not be taking in a whole lot to be pooping a whole lot. if she's still peeing a ton, don't worry. :) She's just getting the nutrients she should! :D