Because I have been stressing about her not pooping, I took her in again after meeting with a private IBCLC for a before and after weight. She transferred plenty of milk, and even though she was a bit slow to regain her birth weight, she is gaining well now.
The pedi we saw that day told me that day to start giving her milk of magnesia every day. I did it for 4 days, and it made her gassy and uncomfortable, but she didn't poop, so I gave her another suppository and she pooped (day 30) and is fine now. No more MOM; that was a terrible idea.
I brought up my concerns that she may not be getting enough calories and both pediatricians we saw are not at all concerned. The IBCLC said her latch is good and she is swallowing. She has 12+ soaking wet (absorbent obv fitted) cloth diapers a day. She is happy and has great muscle tone. She is alert. She sleeps well, nurses often, isn't fussy and is a happy, always-in-arms baby. I nursed my oldest with no supplements for 3 years, and I feel my supply is good and she is getting all of the hind milk.
She saw a chiro right after birth and was pronounced healthy from that perspective.
I don't know what to do. Could this be a variation of normal? Or, should I keep pushing the doctors to determine the cause of this? Should I give her probiotics? Should I do an elimination diet, even though there are no indicators of a food sensitivity?
Even though she seems like a perfectly healthy, happy baby, I can't help but feel that it is not okay for a one month old baby to have only pooped 4 times in her life, and two of those I facilitated.
Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, personal stories, opinions?