Reply
NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Marcos and Angelo's Mommy Due January 12; 2 kids; New Mexico 155 posts
27th Jul '12

I dont want to stop BF and have to put my baby on formula :( I have tried almost everything to increase my milk supply. I'm taking brewer yeast pills, eating a crap load of Lactation Cookies and drinking a lot of water and Mothers tea and it still feels like my milk supply has not increased :(...how do i know if my baby is eating enough and he has not taken a poop for 2 weeks now.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
27th Jul '12

Call a LC. They will help you with your supply & support. As for your Baby not pooping for 2 weeks, I would have called the peditrican after not pooping for 1 day. Do you have a good double electric breast-pump you can pump every 3 hours and that will help boosting your supply. How often do you nurse?

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25505 posts
27th Jul '12

You really need to talk to someone about your baby not pooping for 2 weeks!! Like...asap. There's no way to tell you're producing enough except by wet and dirty diapers and if your baby isn't losing weight.

Marcos and Angelo's Mommy Due January 12; 2 kids; New Mexico 155 posts
27th Jul '12
Quoting JennMBurke:" Call a LC. They will help you with your supply & support. As for your Baby not pooping for 2 weeks, ... [snip!] ... a good double electric breast-pump you can pump every 3 hours and that will help boosting your supply. How often do you nurse?"

I try to bf as much as i can and when i go to feed my baby my b**bs feel empty they don't feel full any more like they use too... my son took a little poop just now

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25505 posts
27th Jul '12
Quoting Marcos and Angelo's Mommy:" I try to bf as much as i can and when i go to feed my baby my b**bs feel empty they don't feel full any more like they use too... my son took a little poop just now "


lol guess you just needed to post about...2 weeks without a poop and you make a post and he poops? LOL

Marcos and Angelo's Mommy Due January 12; 2 kids; New Mexico 155 posts
27th Jul '12
Quoting *Momlette*:" lol guess you just needed to post about...2 weeks without a poop and you make a post and he poops? LOL"

LOL i know thats to funny hahaha

Mandy Gravador 4 kids; Winnipeg, Manitoba 117 posts
27th Jul '12

How old is your baby? Your b**bs shouldn't feel hard or full after a while my b**bs have gone back to the normal saggy b**bs lol but they r still full of milk. The only time they get hard is when my daughter hasn't eaten in over 6 hours.

Mandy Gravador 4 kids; Winnipeg, Manitoba 117 posts
27th Jul '12

never mind i just saw how old he is the same as my daughter. Try using a pump to see how much comes out. the pump never gets as much as your baby will though but it would be nice to re-assure yourself

✰ johnna ✰ 3 kids; Michigan 6065 posts
27th Jul '12

Don't worry. Its normal for a breastfed baby to not poop every day. If his tools are not hard and dry, then he's not constipated, and some breastfed babies only poop once a week, and that's still normal.



If he doesn't poop after one whole week, I would call the doctor, but I wouldn't panic. My daughter had the same problem sometimes, but the doctor said that she was alright. Sometimes nursed babies just don't poop as much.



Of course, every baby is different, and some nursed babies do poop a lot, but mine didn't, and it is normal for them not to. http://www.babycenter.com/404_how-many-times-a-day-does-a-breastfed-baby-normally-poop_8832.bc

✰ johnna ✰ 3 kids; Michigan 6065 posts
27th Jul '12
Quoting JennB987:" Call a LC. They will help you with your supply & support. As for your Baby not pooping for 2 weeks, ... [snip!] ... a good double electric breast-pump you can pump every 3 hours and that will help boosting your supply. How often do you nurse?"


Nursed babies don't always poop everyday. Some do, but many don't. I wouldn't be worried unless it had been more than a week because that's how long they can go and have it still be considered "normal" without checking on it. However, my daughter did go longer than one week a couple of times, and she was alright.



The best way to tell if the baby is getting enough to eat is to weigh the baby. Many doctors and hospitals will let you come in to use their scales to make sure that your baby is gaining weight. When we took our daughter home from the hospital, they told me that if I ever was concerned about her eating enough,, I could bring her back just to weigh her.

Sarah1372 Ohio 53 posts
27th Jul '12
Quoting JennB987:" Call a LC. They will help you with your supply & support. As for your Baby not pooping for 2 weeks, ... [snip!] ... a good double electric breast-pump you can pump every 3 hours and that will help boosting your supply. How often do you nurse?"

Agreed!! Normal adults need to see someone when they dont' poop for 2 weeks, why have you waited so long for your poor child??!