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poo changes in 4wk old

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rosielum Sat 06-Aug-11 10:31:06

Hi, my DD2 is 4wks and exclusively breasfed. She's been a great feeder and we're both enjoying it (so pleased as exclusively expressed for DD1 and breastfeeding is so lovely). Up until 3 days ago she was doing about 5or6 bright yellow seedy poos a day and lots of wet nappies then we had a day where she slept for 4 hours twice in a row (DD1 is 2 and was having a bad day-she has CP and needed alot of tending to) so I didn't wake up the baby after 2hrs like I had been. Anyway I don't even know if thats relevent but the day after that DD2s poos where more watery and orange and yesterday and today they've been the normal colour but seem less frequent but she's still been feeding well and lots of wet nappies too. she's very alert and also sleeps well.
Also been wondering if my milk is coming out abit too fast as she ends up with it running down her chin after let down?
Anyway I guess I'm just wondering when you worry about amounts of poo if everything else is fine? thanks, rosie

lilysma Sat 06-Aug-11 15:37:35

Hi Rosie, I don't know the answer but didn't want your post to go unanawered! In my (fairly limited) experience pooing changes quite a lot. My DS (DC2) is 10 days old and there doesn't seem to be any pattern in his poos at all! Sometimes it is almost every feed but not much of it and sometimes he saves it up for ages and does one or two massive poos a day. The consistency doesn't seem to change much ATM but it's early days...

FWIW my DS quite often sleeps for 4 hours in a row and is very hard to wake up to get a feed in him (then he can be up for 6 plus hours wanting to feed all night, but that's a different story...grin). Sounds like you are feeding DD plenty if you aren't letting her go more than 4 hours and maybe the orange poo was a blip. From what I remember with DD she settled into a pattern of not pooing that often after a while. Maybe someone with a less sleep addled brain will be able to give a more informed answer but it doesn't sound like anything to worry about to me..

orchidee Sat 06-Aug-11 19:55:43

(From Kellymom www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html)
Dirty diapers: In the early days, baby typically has one dirty diaper for each day of life (1 on day one, 2 on day two...). After day 4, stools should be yellow and baby should have at least 3-4 stools daily that are the size of a US quarter (2.5 cm) or larger. Some babies stool every time they nurse, or even more often--this is normal, too. The normal stool of a breastfed baby is loose (soft to runny) and may be seedy or curdy.

Pictures and description of newborn poo here

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