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2 week old, 2 days with no poop

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Stinkylinky Mon 13-Jul-15 11:19:52

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place to post this.

My DS is two weeks today and hasn't pooped since an explosive nappy on Saturday night.

He is breastfed every 3 hours but is sick quite a lot after each feed. Should I increase his feeds or what else do you suggest to get him to poo?

Or should I get him to the Drs?

I'm a first time mum so everything is new to me!

AddictedtoGreys Mon 13-Jul-15 11:21:19

when my DS was breastfed he would regularly go 5-6 days without pooing. if you are concerned though give your midwife/health visitor a call smile

DextersMistress Mon 13-Jul-15 11:24:28

Does he seem uncomfortable? If so, massaging his tummy can help. Also, move his legs up and down, towards his body then straight again.

If he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort, I wouldn't worry. My ebf ds1 only poo'd once a week until he was on solids. The nurse told me that was just his routine and as long as he's not in obvious pain then it was nothing to worry about. smile

RattleAndRoll Mon 13-Jul-15 11:25:25

My ff DS went around 5 days without a poo, HV said give it another 24hours then give 10ml of cool boiled water. She wasn't at all concerned, so I wasn't. 2 days is ok from my experience. smile

Stinkylinky Mon 13-Jul-15 11:27:18

Thank you everyone for your replies.

I'll give my HV a call to put my mind at rest

lexyloub Mon 13-Jul-15 11:48:11

Try the stomach massage and the leg trick as if he's riding a bike. I'm not sure If you can give bf babies water but check with the hv

Duggee Mon 13-Jul-15 11:50:12

I would breastfeed more often. 3 hours is a long time a that age. I would say every 2 hours if you aren't demand feeding and every 3 overnight.

Stinkylinky Mon 13-Jul-15 12:03:22

Duggee I was thinking the same but my HV said that 3 hours between feeds was perfect, will increase his feeds from now on.

WhetherOrNot Mon 13-Jul-15 12:32:12

I'm not sure If you can give bf babies water but check with the hv

Why can't you give BF babies water? What's the problem?

weeblueberry Mon 13-Jul-15 20:20:20

Water can affect the baby's body ability to absorb the nutrients in breast milk. It can also cause their tummy to feel full, which might stop them wanting to feed.

Duggee Mon 13-Jul-15 22:05:43

Breast milk will have the perfect water content for the baby. The fire milk which comes first is thirst quenching (more in hot weather) and the the hind milk is more filling. When a baby is thirsty but not hungry it'll cry for milk and just take the foremilk and be satisfied. Whereas if it's hungry it'll feed for longer.

With formula the water content is always the same so in hot weather you need to give extra water too.

Baffled2012 Mon 13-Jul-15 22:08:26

My son used to get really constipated. We tried the massaging, cycling legs but the only thing that used to help was boiled water with camomile tea bag in for about 3 mins so not too strong.

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