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CoteDAzur Tue 08-Sep-09 20:38:38

DS (3 months) is exclusively breastfed. Last Wednesday night, I had food poisoning. I passed baby to DH who gave him bottles through the night.

In the morning, with breasts so full that breast pump wouldn't work, I Googled and read that I could breastfeed baby despite food poisoning, that it wouldn't pass through the milk. My symptoms passed that morning as well, so it wasn't gastro. All well and good.

The problem is that baby DS, who until that point would have 7-8 full nappies per day, now has maybe 1. Last one was last night, the one before that was 36 hrs before.

Does anyone know what is going on?

bunnybunyip Tue 08-Sep-09 20:42:40

Likely to be coincidence; frequency of poos often drops dramatically around this age. As long as ds is well and has plenty of wet nappies don't worry.

dorisbonkers Tue 08-Sep-09 20:44:36

At 3 months my breastfed baby went from several a day to one every 7-9 days.

Hope you feel better

CoteDAzur Tue 08-Sep-09 20:51:59

I'm fine now, thanks. It was a horrible night, though. I've never been that sick in my entire life.

Just days before, during 3m routine visit, paed asked "Does he poo at least once a day?" and was pleased when I said he poos many times every day. It seemed important that he poos at least once a day.

dorisbonkers Tue 08-Sep-09 20:59:01

Oh, I was told the exact opposite by my paed (in Singapore) -- that 12 weeks on suddenly the poo can vanish and as long as there were wet nappies it was ok. Kellymom/breastfeeding consultants have told me the same thing. I just couldn't believe where it had all gone. When it eventually came it wasn't 7-days' worth either. Bigger than normal but still not rivers (of sweetcorn..... sorry, just reminded me of something)

Only for exclusively bfeeders though. I think you'd need to check it out with mixed/ff.

EightiesChick Wed 09-Sep-09 00:01:10

Just to back up what doris and bunny have said, my DS has been exclusively BF and at that age was usually pooing every day but could have gaps where he didn't, and I was told that was normal for BF babies, as long as they were producing wet nappies. If this goes on for ages then you might want to see your HV for advice, but I wouldn't worry from what you've said. What on earth the 'does he poo at least once a day?' was all about I can't imagine. Glad you are feeling better now.

tiktok Wed 09-Sep-09 09:25:02

Hope you have found reassurance on your other thead, Cote.

The change in pooing can be sudden or dramatic. It is certainly irrelevant whether a healthy 3 mth baby poos every day or not.

CoteDAzur Wed 09-Sep-09 17:08:06

He finally pooed this morning (all over himself and DH grin) and was so happy afterwards. Now he is pushing and pushing and looks generally miserable.

How long is "ages"? It's been going on for a week now.

mamakim Wed 09-Sep-09 17:15:06

DH has been giving dd (18weeks) a bottle of formula once a day for about 2 weeks now. I did find after the first couple of bottles she seemed to get bunged up, went about 4 days after pooing several times a day and seemed to be a bit uncomfortable.
However it seems to have settled now and she poos once a day or every other day now. They're huge though and i end up having to take all her clothes off most times! They do smell now too and her wind. They were so sweet smelling before the one bottle!

dorisbonkers Wed 09-Sep-09 17:16:08

Hi CoteDAzur "ages" for me was from going every day to once every 6-9 days. I was told by my paed to contact her if it was longer than 10 days. Even then it would only be a case of possibly giving a suppository or a closer investigation of how she was feeding and such -- nothing alarming.

My baby would do this once a week pooing for, say three weeks, then be back to once every other day, then every day, then back to once every 7-8 days. Now she's BLW she poos every day or once every two days.

PortAndLemon Wed 09-Sep-09 17:20:02

I know plenty of people in RL, and even more on here, whose ebf babies have frequently gone for 10-14 days between poos with no ill-effects other than to the laundry.

helpivegottogivebirth Wed 09-Sep-09 19:19:49

mine is 13 weeks, and is suddenly reducing the amount of dirty nappies too. I thought it was because she had come off anti-biotics after 10 weeks, but it may be just another 'stage' thing.

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