My 17 week old DS (BF) has become a major pooper again after a gradual reduction in the number of dirty nappies after about 12 weeks, to the point where he was doing one a day until about three weeks ago. He has now started having a dirty nappy with every feed again, and even through the night. I suppose about 8-9 dirty nappies in 24 hours. Never just a wet one. There has been the odd bright green one but they are mostly "golden" . He hasn't done night time ones since he was really small until now. He does however feed every three hours during the night (yawn). I've not had him weighed in about 5 or 6 weeks. I don't understand all the physiology of nappies but does this increased "behaviour" sound normal?
My 15 week old did this after her jabs 3 weeks ago - went from one poo every 3 days to constant pooing, some of her numerous dirty nappies were green and mucousy. Neither doc nor HV were concerned, as long as she wasn't dehydrated. I was offered various explanations, from virus to growth spurt to 'it's just something babies do'. She is still pooping more than before (twice a day now) but has put on weight at her usual rate. So I wouldn't worry.
thanks schulte-the last vaccinations really didn't agree with him, so maybe there is something in that...and he's due his next ones this week...great! I think I will ask for him to be weighed as well. HV is frankly rubbish, so I don't expect any insight there.