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breastfeeding and tons of poo. Is this normal?

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bini Sun 22-May-05 20:41:49

I have a six week old baby who i am breastfeeding. everywhere i read and everyone i talk to says breastfed babys hardly ever poo and then it's more like a wet fart. my baby poos about eight times a day. i don't think i eat that much fibre, so why all the poo?

trinityrocks Sun 22-May-05 20:45:16

Don't worry at all, my 6 week old goes about 6 times a day.
Anything from once every couple of days to 12 times a day is fine.
The wet fart thing is said alot because they aren't actually firm stools like adults produce but that is still a bowel movement and it's totally fine to be going that much, don't worry at all.
Just wait till your baby is weaned and they start smelling like real poo ewwww

WigWamBam Sun 22-May-05 20:46:51

No-one told my baby that breastfed babies hardly ever poo, she pooed at least 6 or 7 times a day for the first few months. Don't worry about it, sounds quite normal!

pupuce Sun 22-May-05 20:52:38

BF babies poo a LOT.... If it comes in , it comes out... it's a sign that your baby is well fed

highlander Sun 22-May-05 21:42:24

yep, it's normal. Just wait unitl she starts letting rip in the bath

aloha Sun 22-May-05 22:07:28

Normal!
BTW, fibre in your diet won't come out in breastmilk!

Nik72 Sun 22-May-05 22:15:22

Wet fart - I wish, it's more like a nuclear explosion of bright yellow sludge! At least it didn't pong too much until I introduced the odd formula bottle.....now it's explosive AND smelly, hurrah.

Lonelymum Sun 22-May-05 22:16:18

Don't worry it is all completely normal. I well remember ds1 pooed every single nappy for weeks and weeks and he was b/f.

Yorkiegirl Sun 22-May-05 22:16:31

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