7 week old baby poo question.

(16 Posts)
GingerDoodle Tue 05-Feb-13 20:50:52

My DD (BF for 4 days, mix fed to 3 month, now ff) has always only poo'ed every cpl of days.

monsterchild Tue 05-Feb-13 04:29:51

My ds, only 6 weeks, poos like a maniac! He is ebf, but must PO every time he eats.so be happy you're not constantly getting potted upon. Ds also likes to go when nappy free.

honeytea Tue 05-Feb-13 02:42:06

The rest of the poo came out (whilst we were in the bath) ds only likes to poo when he has no nappy on, we had no desire to do ec but it seems ds has other ideas.

DS1 once went 10 days without pooing. Just make sure you have plenty of wipes and spare clothes to hand at all times to deal with the aftermath when he finally does go. It won't be pretty...

shoppingtrolley Mon 04-Feb-13 22:45:50

I'm watching this with interest as my DD has switched to not pooing much at all!

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 17:22:01

Poo update. There was a little poo today, but I know there is still lots in there!

ineedaspartame Mon 04-Feb-13 13:59:53

Breastfed babies can go a good while without pooing. When they finally do poo after all the that time believe me you will know about it.

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 09:46:31

I hadn't thought about what will happen when tge poo arrives, I hope we are not out!

Thewhingingdefective Mon 04-Feb-13 09:27:51

If he is generally well and not in pain then don't worry - BF babies can go ages. My eldest DS went two weeks then had a blow out so enormous it was a poonami and he had to be cut free from the wreckage.

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 09:21:33

I'm so glad to hear it's normal smile

Yup, after 6 weeks (sometimes even just 4 weeks) it can be normal for a breastfeed baby to go up to a week without pooing.

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 09:12:08

11 days with no poo!

On a positive note we use washable nappies and washing wee nappies is much nicer than poo nappies.

We are going to see the hv this morning so I will mention tge no poo situation to her, I think ds's weight will be skewed as he must have a kg of poo ;)

Flisspaps Mon 04-Feb-13 09:08:53

Personally, I'd not worry. Speak to the HV if you're concerned though.

Somewhere on here is a thread with an 11-day wait for a poo!

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 09:02:00

Yep he is doing lots of wees. He farts and sometimes looks uncomfortable.

Flisspaps Mon 04-Feb-13 08:33:43

EBF babies can go for days without a poo - there's very little waste as BM is so tailored to your baby.

Is he weeing normally?

honeytea Mon 04-Feb-13 08:10:13

My breastfed 7 week old boy is on his 3rd day with no poo. He was very poorly a week ago and spent time in hospital, he started to only poo when we took his temperature in his bum. He is all better now so we haven't taken his temperature for a couple of days.

Is it normal for such a little baby to go for so long without a poo?

Do you think I should take his temperature and see if tgat helps? I don't want to get into tge routine of him only pooing when he has his temperature taken.

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