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Breastfeeding and BM concern Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
30th Dec '12

I keep getting conflicting information, so I am going to ask you all because I am super concerned due to breastfeeding issues with my DD caused her to have to be hospitalized.



Ever since he was born, DS has been strictly breastfed. He nurses at least 8 times during the day and once or twice at night (he is a cluster feeder). He lost almost a full pound between birth and being one week old which no one was too concerned about because he is breastfed and his billirubin never spiked above 10ml. He pees like crazy and it is not strongly scented, but he doesn't poop regularly and hasn't since passing his meconium stools. He will sometimes go 4-5 days without pooping and then on the day he finally goes, he has at least two passive stools. One doctor at his pediatrician's office will say it is normal for breastfed babies to go up to 7 days without a stool because the breastmilk is super efficient and the other will say he needs to be pooping 3 times a day, everyday. I googled this issue and still get mixed information similar to what the doctors are saying. My DS is 2 weeks old now.



I had early supply issues with my daughter because she came early and my cesarean and I didn't know it until DD had to be hospitalized for dehydration.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
30th Dec '12

Perfectly normal for a BF baby to go a week sometimes even longer without pooping. Every kid is different some poop after every feeding some go days then have one day where they poop all day.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14674 posts
30th Dec '12

He's fine! EBFed babies usually go several days without pooping.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7413 posts
status 30th Dec '12

It's normal for them to go a few days without pooping as well as pooping after every feeding.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
30th Dec '12

I agree with PP, it's completely normal for babies to go every day, every feeding or 7-10 days between BM. My 15 weeker goes after every feeding or every other feeding and has since birth.

:: Chloe's Mommy :: 1 child; Michigan 13 posts
30th Dec '12

My DD is strictly bf && she has a b.m every monday!!

bradnshelby2012 1 child; Pennsylvania 243 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" He's fine! EBFed babies usually go several days without pooping."

yup

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting :: Chloe's Mommy :::" My DD is strictly bf && she has a b.m every monday!!"


lmfao, sounds like my son.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
30th Dec '12

yep my son's longest time in between poops was 14 days and they are always soft when they come, usually one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Then the waiting game starts again!

Alicia Parks 1 child; 1 angel baby; Ohio 274 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Nymphadora:" I keep getting conflicting information, so I am going to ask you all because I am super concerned due ... [snip!] ... with my daughter because she came early and my cesarean and I didn't know it until DD had to be hospitalized for dehydration."


Try not to worry, he's fine :)



My son was regular at first when he was born, then he started to go 3-4 days between BMs, then it went up to 4-6 and then it went up to anywhere from 7-10 days between BMs and most of the time he was never in pain from it; so I didn't worry too much unless his belly was really hard from not going and he was in pain. I even asked his doctor about it to be sure and she even said that all babies are different, but one thing that seems to be common for most was not being regular for breastfed babies.



He's now 6 1/2 months old and he goes ever 6-7 days now since I have started him on his cereals and his jar food. Plus, sometimes it all depends on what kind of diet you have as well; as it can play a role in him not going as much as well but its hard to tell sometimes.



On a side note, try to stay away from google, as they're not always a good place to go for advice sometimes lol. I learned the hard way after worrying myself to death about possible things that could be wrong with my son after doing so. lol