14 day ebf baby not pooed since Monday evening- a problem?

(28 Posts)
qumquat Wed 22-Jan-14 13:22:01

She also has poor latch so I'm worried she may not be getting enough milk. She is feeding for long time (1hr 40 on one boob last night) then cries inconsolably after every feed. I'm in lots of pain too. Been trying to phone midwives to get some help or advice but they never answer or return calls. Post natal ward said I should contact gp but gp phone engaged permanently. First day with baby on my own and feel completely unsupported. Please help!

Sparkeleigh Fri 24-Jan-14 14:58:42

Hi qumquat,
The arching away and screaming with a poor latch sounds very like my DS before his tongue tie was clipped. Can your DD take from a bottle ok?

I ended up expressing and mix feeding until the tongue tie clipped and once it was, he could feed no problem. I know not all babies are the same but at that stage my DS had a dirty nappy nearly every 3 or so hours.

Have you tried finding another lactation consultant though the La Leche League? They have a helpline number you can ring www.laleche.org.uk/content/telephone-helpline and they hopefully could give you the number of someone who could see you soon.

naty1 Sun 26-Jan-14 00:09:11

My sister got hers weighed before and after a feed? Although that was abroad

qumquat Thu 30-Jan-14 23:09:45

Thanks so much for all the advice. Still struggling but things a bit better. I'm going to ask if she can checked for tongue tie.

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