Hiya, I'm currently on slimming world and I'm sticking to The SW diet that's Tailored for breast feeding. Additional changes to the regular diet is that I eat a variety of 5 healthy A options a day rather than the standard 1 healthy A per day. Question- did you notice a change in your baby's bowl movements when doing the diet, I.e frequency? I'd appreciate your experiences with this, thank you kindly xx
Ok great, my baby didn't poop for 2 days and then for 3 days.. So I thought it could be due to slimming world although I am on the breast feeding tailored plan that slimming world do.. Got me a bit concerned but he's back to normal pooing now maybe it was just the initial change xx
It was ages ago with my two babies but didn't notice a change .But how old is your baby Georgia? After the first couple of months breast fed babies can start going ages without a poo. DS went from several times a day to going once a week on a Monday morning!
Lol yeah it seems my baby's bowels have slowed and he can go a few days without pooing.. Not sure I wanna continue slimming world until I finish breast feeding, I know it's approved but surly can't be good for a baby to not poo daily? Xx
Its really fine and totally normal for ebf babies not to poo much after the newborn period. They absorb breastmilk really well and there's not much waste. I don't think its SW, which is a normal healthy diet.
Copied from mother-2-mother.com, similar info on all bf websites: 'At around the age of six weeks, the stooling pattern of a breastfed baby may change. It is not uncommon for the breastfed baby to skip days between bowel movements. Some babies skip every other day, some go every two or three days, some once every 5 - 7 days, and some babies hold out for up to 11 or 12 days at a time - then have quite a FULL diaper when they DO go!'
If your baby seems comfortable and happy and is gaining weight I'd say you are both doing well. I enjoyed knowing DS was unlikely have a 'poo-nami' most days!! Monday mornings however I was scared to go out until he was done as it was epic!! He'd started this pattern before I started on SW I think.
If you really feel its diet related and he really is constipated you could experiment with having less A choices? The SW bf plan recommends 6 healthy extras a day when ebf a 2-6 month old baby, 3 or 4 from A choices. So you don't need to have 5 A choices, but could have 3 A and 3 B
Ok that's good to know, thank you very much for the efforts in advising me bless you.. I think il just continue, he's gaining wait lovely and appears comfortable, he's quite a windy baby so he has discomfort with that but that began before s/w so I know that's not diet related.
I feel the same when he doesn't poop say Friday to Monday I worry about when he does lol. I purposely select my least favourite outfit of his just incase we have an explosion and it leaks through lol! Can you imagine that on a school run on Monday morning and straight on to tesco to do the weekly shop