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how much formula and baby seems to only poo when given a little boiled water!?

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moop136 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:44:09

I have a 6 week old daughter and I feed on demand with bottles. But I am really unsure as to how much she should be getting at this point?
She has between 120-150mls every 3 or so hours.
Also, she never seems to poo!! I have never left her longer than 3 days before I give her a very small amount if bouled water. This always seems to get her going in a couple of hours. She seems to spend a lot of time red and straining, but nothing comes of it! I dont want her to rely on water, just wish she would go normally!
As I am a first time mum I am such a worrier! She has always has a snotty nose, and we use the saline spray, but this doesnt work. She now has a little cough too, no fever though, should i keep going back to the gp?
Anyone else been through this? I sometimes feel that I am in this alone!

FirstTimeForEverything Mon 05-Nov-12 08:47:34

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Netguru Mon 05-Nov-12 08:56:58

Sounds constipated.

Are you making the formula according to the instructions? Not heaping the scoops or adding water to powder thus adding less volume?

moop136 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:59:49

She is on the aptamil comfort milk, which unfortunately is thicker than others, so this probably isnt helping! She had terrible colic from 1 week, and we have tried everything! I feel like I am always at the GPs every week, and my health visitoronly works the end of the week.
I worry because while i was pregnant i had undiagnosed whooping cough. The docs have assured me that my little one will have antibodies, but everytime she coughs i feel sick!
Think I will ring the hv office or gp!

moop136 Mon 05-Nov-12 09:01:09

Yeah, always use level scoops and put the powder into the measured out water.

Netguru Mon 05-Nov-12 09:17:50

Well done. Try to offer water little and often rather than only when you think you need to. Talk to your gp or hv about it too

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