My mum said that when she was a baby she was hospitalised for being over fed as a breast fed newborn as she hadnt pooed for several days. She says that my nan did the 4 hours schedule like you were supposed to but had 'so much milk' that she expressed lots and lots which she donated to the hospital. I'm thinking that she was probably being underfed as she was on a 4 hour schedule but bf babies don't always poo every day do they? So this was probably normal? Also my nan prob had so much milk because she was expressing (to get rid of it apparenty,) but this would just have been upping her supply wouldn't it? It just doesn't make sense to me and I tried to explain to my mum that she prob wasn't being over fed but is it possible? I know no one can really answer as my mum is ancient and that's all the info there is on what happened but thought I'd get others opinions? Just because I'm bored really waiting for dd to wake up and putting off sorting the dishwasher
newborns should poo several times a day and dont start to going longer between poos until they are around 5/6 weeks old. Maybe she hadnt pooed for several days because she was on a 4 hour schedule and wasnt getting enough milk.
Thanks I didn't think it made sense but I tried to explain feeding on demand and how that would increase supply etc etc but I don't think she got it. She had previously said that dd couldn't possibly be hungry after only an hour which led on to this conversation
That's what I thought malkie so why was it a problem for my mum? Either that or she wasn't getting enough milk so why think she was being over fed? Did they just not know enough when she was a baby? She was born in 1947.
That's true malkie. I think you're right thescience. Considering my nan had quite a lot of milk whether naturally or because she was expressing so much it's quite sad that my mum wasn't gettin enough of it.