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Twitchett22 Sat 21-Apr-18 11:54:26

DD is 6 weeks old and formula fed. She usually has very watery poos 3-4 times a day. However she's not pooed now for 3 days and her trumps are SO smelly (I've never noticed a smell before). HV said its normal for them to go for a few days without pooing but it doesn't feel normal to me, especially with the smell of her trumps. Could it be a sign of some intolerance or are the smelly trumps likely to be because she's not pooed?

mindutopia Sat 21-Apr-18 14:41:43

It sounds normal and yes they are smelly when they haven’t gone in awhile. Both of mine have only gone every 3-5 days and get very smelly and windy about a day before. My dh once went 20 days as a baby! As long as they aren’t hard pellets and baby is otherwise putting on weight it’s fine.

Twitchett22 Sat 21-Apr-18 16:04:09

Thanks, she's trumping so much today so hopefully she'll go soon!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 22-Apr-18 11:51:22

If it was an allergy you’d have a very unhappy baby on your hands. Think what I’m trying to say is the trumps would be the lady of your worries.

If LO hasn’t gone in a few days, try some no nappy time on the changing mat, some baby massage (there are videos on youtube) and putting baby in a sling and going for a walk. If you haven’t got a sling, you might be able to borrow one from a friend or a sling library smile

BertrandRussell Sun 22-Apr-18 11:55:11

I would be concerned at a ff baby not pooing for 3 days. Normal for some bf babies, but I would check with the doctor if I were you.

gingerbreadbiscuits Sun 22-Apr-18 19:59:58

Try anticolic massage ( you tube video north east sling library is good) and bicycling legs but definitely see GP.

moita Sun 22-Apr-18 20:23:07

Definitely try massage/bicycle legs. My DS was the same (also on formula). Once he started weaning and drinking water he went much more regularly.

Twitchett22 Mon 23-Apr-18 22:25:10

She's had a few massive explosions over the last couple of days, soft and pastey so not too worried now! She's had her 6 week check with gp today and she trumped as the gp was examining her, gp also commented how smelly they were but didn't seem concerned! Must just have a smelly baby grin thanks for all the replies

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