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4w & 5d - slowed down Filling Nappies!

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DadsHereNotMum Thu 01-Jan-15 07:04:18

Happy New Year to you all....������

I'm not too clued up with the abbreviation's so bear with me as a typical Dad...

My son is 4w&5 and hasn't really filled his nappy since around 3pm yesterday, plenty of water being passed, heavy Nappies too due to it, but only small amounts of poo, 50p sized just now and a little bigger through last night, but not the nappy construction testers he was knocking out a day or two ago..

Exclusively BF or EBM as I'm helping feed through the nights, eating around 110ml-140ml every 2.5-4hrs... He's alert when he is awake, soft stomach, no obvious distress or signs of pain...powering winds no worries too.

Bit of a grunter and groaner when he first wakes up, loves a good stretch

I've read that around 4w+ there will be a growth spurt... My logic tells me that for him to grow, he has to absorb everything to do so...

I've read some of the really old posts on here through Google but was wondering if anyone has any new experiences?

Dad ��

BeakyMinder Thu 01-Jan-15 07:12:05

Sounds lovely! BF babies usually poo less often from around 4-6 weeks, all very normal. He isn't constipated so don't let your granny talk you into giving him unnecessary orange juice wink

Nappy contents (amount, colour, texture) can change over the months, and from day to day too, so don't panic too much when it happens. You can also call one of the breastfeeding helplines if you need to.

Enjoy your little one!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Thu 01-Jan-15 07:16:17

Enjoy those nappies while they last! I imagine another few days and the volume may return to normal but as the PP says they might become less frequent.

tiktok Thu 01-Jan-15 09:45:10

Totally normal and expected in a baby of this age. Not a sign of anything significant in a healthy thriving baby. It's because the gastro colic reflux matures, not because the baby is absorbing everything.

DadsHereNotMum Thu 01-Jan-15 10:27:50

Well the little man finally exploded about 10mins ago. Not the usual mustard yellow, but it had a slight olive tinge to it, is this OK ???

tiktok Thu 01-Jan-15 11:48:39

Yes, it's ok.

DadsHereNotMum Thu 01-Jan-15 12:02:38


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