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5wk old wakes herself pooing/farting at night

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SpringtoSummer Sat 21-Oct-17 10:32:36

DD had been sleeping well between feeds at night but now wakes herself very often when she is straining to poo/fart. She seems quite distressed with it but nappies are normal.

It doesn't seem to happen as much during the day but she isn't on her back as much then (sleeps on me or in sling mostly). She is bf on demand.

Any ideas on what might cause it and what we can do to help her?

pastabest Sat 21-Oct-17 10:37:31

Being 5 weeks old causes it.

It's one of many many phases and will pass. Don't worry!

SpringtoSummer Sat 21-Oct-17 11:37:48

Haha good to know!

AMagdalena Sat 21-Oct-17 11:58:13

My DD is 12 weeks tomorrow is still doea this. Sorry.
Her nickname is poo box.

SpringtoSummer Sat 21-Oct-17 13:56:46

Nooo, that's now what I want to hear! Was hoping it would be a very quick phase (optimist)
Why do you think it's only at night?

AMagdalena Sat 21-Oct-17 14:51:18

It could be a quick phase, but it may as well not be. Who knows.
I think it just freaks them out.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 21-Oct-17 14:55:38

If it’s any help she may poo a little less as she gets older. At 4 months my LOs record was 12 days without a poo. Others poo after every feed. It’s a poo lottery.

crazycatlady5 Sat 21-Oct-17 15:16:42

Hi OP, what helped me with this is. I started playing rain white noise all night - baby slept better and so did we! Give it a go, there’s an app called soundsleeper xx

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