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11 week old baby not had a poo for 3 days

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mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:20:48

Hi there would like abit of advice, my 11 week old baby has gone 3 days now without a bowel movement, she is fully breastfed and for the first 8 weeks she has had a bowel movement nearly everyday and for the last few weeks it has slowed right down and now its gone the longest and dont know if this is normal for a fully breastfed baby.
any advice or help will be greatly appreciated.

Indith Mon 24-Sep-12 14:23:12

Don't worry, pretty normal for some bf babies. Whe it comes it will be impressive!

JuliaScurr Mon 24-Sep-12 14:24:22

If you drink orange juice, your milk will be a laxative for dd

Rubirosa Mon 24-Sep-12 14:27:27

Very normal for a breastfed baby, they can go up to 10 days (sometimes even more!). So long as she isn't in discomfort or has a hard stomach it's fine.

Not sure that drinking orange juice will have any laxative effect on your milk grin but I wouldn't worry as you don't need a laxative anyway.

McPhee Mon 24-Sep-12 14:27:48

My Dd is the same age as yours and she's now on day 4 smile She's also only bf.

I'm not worried, as the HV says it's pretty normal as their insides mature for the poo to slow down.

I think we may be nearer to a result though, as she is farting for Britain grin

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:28:22

Thanks for the advice, greatly appreciated. wink

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:31:01

I know what you mean her farts are starting to get really smelly and she farting when she coughs and any outburst of a cry a fart comes with

Rubirosa Mon 24-Sep-12 14:32:46

Just count yourself lucky, my ds was a 10-times-a-day type! I'd have loved only one dirty nappy a week, especially as they were cloth...

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:32:50

Thanks to everyone for the quick replies and put my mind at rest .grin

RillaBlythe Mon 24-Sep-12 14:33:13

Anything from 10times a day to once every 10 days is normal for a bf baby.

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:36:04

It saves on nappies, thats for sure, but when she goes it will cover everything it did last time, it was up her back , covered her bouncy chair and it was a 2 man job to clean her up... grin

piprabbit Mon 24-Sep-12 14:37:05

MN call it a poonami.

Be Prepared!

Indith Mon 24-Sep-12 14:38:07

ds2 did an up the back one today. It was spectacular. Sounded amazing when he did it too. I wouldn't complain about an up the back if it was every 3 or 4 days but he does a couple of poos a day!

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:38:34

Brilliant.. she must know im talking about her, because she has just started her bowel movement.. grin

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:39:26

And it STINKS....

stifnstav Mon 24-Sep-12 14:39:45

Oh dearie me its going to be everywhere when it eventually comes out!

DS went 5 days once and then it was like a tidal wave of Dijon mustard.

He now alternates between going every other day or every third day. As a result, there's a large volume of it, so on day 3 I am always quite nervous about leaving the house and having to deal with a "Code Brown" situation in public.

Sorry for the oversharing!

McPhee Mon 24-Sep-12 14:40:28

Damn, you beat us grin

Longdistance Mon 24-Sep-12 14:41:07

Lol. If she doesn't, I always suggest in cycling the legs to get the bowels moving ;)


mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:44:43

Well it wasnt a poonami, but it was messy, just glad she has done the deed she might be a little happier now thats out. smile

mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:45:54


mumyy Mon 24-Sep-12 14:48:24

Iknow what you mean, when i go anywhere i take at least half the wardrobe with me just in case... smile

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