My baby was born Wednesday tea time, she has been feeding regularly and seemingly well approx 2 hourly. She didn't wee until lunchtime thursday and didn't poo until 6pm on Thursday. Since then she has done 6 more big poos, now turning dark chocolate from black, but she has only weed twice today, my milk is coming in now, she is sucking well and swallowing lots apparently, and I seem to have plenty of milk. Should I be worried about the lack of wee or since the poo is plentiful and she is alert and doesn't seem dehydrated, just give it a little longer?
I was convinced that DD hadn't weed for 48 hours since we had been discharged and was so concerned that I called the on-duty MW and had someone over to check her out. The MW said she was absolutely fine and if she was feeding well and really hadn't weed in that long then she would be screaming in agony instead of peacefully sleeping
Signs of dehydration in babies:
- dry skin or lips - a sunken fontanelle (the soft spot on the top of your babys head) - fewer wet nappies than usual - sunken eyes - tearless crying - dark yellow urine - lethargy and drowsiness - rapid breathing - cold and blotchy-looking hands and feet
Well that's sorted that question, she has now weed x3 and pood a further 8 times since I asked the question. I think we can safely say she is getting enough milk. Now I just need to persuade her to stop feeding and go to sleep.