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9 week old BF DD not had dirty nappy for 4/5 days - is this normal?

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alibaabaa Fri 17-Jul-09 20:02:19

My little cherub used to have around 5,6 dirty nappies a day - then over the last 2/3 weeks, she is only going every 4/5 days. Everything seems normal, until, like today, she struggles to settle, and is gurning a lot!!
I haven't really changed my diet - plenty of veg and water.
Should i be worried? Is it normal? Is there anything i can do to help her?
Thanks in advance.

shigella92 Fri 17-Jul-09 20:09:26

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AnnieLobeseder Fri 17-Jul-09 20:12:15

Quite normal - both mine used to go every 4-7 days at this stage, but it got VERY messy when they did go!!

AnnieLobeseder Fri 17-Jul-09 20:12:43

And they do tend to be quite unsettled when they're brewing for an explosion!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 17-Jul-09 20:21:02

This is quite normal as BF babies can poo anything from after every feed to 7-10 days.

My DD went from after every feed to every 4 days, and boy was it a big poo. she settled down again after about four months to twice a day.

My DS went through a phase of pooing every fifth day and he would always be really miserable for about a day before it. Again, he settled down to two or three a day after about 3-4 months.

ButterbeerAndLemon Fri 17-Jul-09 20:51:17

Quite normal (I'm very envious as neither of mine ever did it, though)

dawntigga Fri 17-Jul-09 20:53:12

Mine goes 2.5 to 3 days depending on the weather.

So yup normal for your baby


alibaabaa Fri 17-Jul-09 21:19:08

thanks so much. if her face goes puce tomorrow and I hear some strange noises, I know to run out the house and leave DP to deal with the outcome!!! DD1 used to go regular as clockwork - everyday - just goes to show how individual they all are!!
Thanks again for putting my mind at rest.

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