Hi Mamas! DH and I have been EC'ing our brand new daughter since a couple days after her birth (she was generally just naked for the first couple days). We catch about 50% of her pees; we potty her every time she wakes up or if she gets fussy during nursing. Almost every time we hold her over her potty, she pees.
Catching poops, however, is totally random and hardly ever happens. She gets very, very grunty before pooping, but sometimes that gruntiness will last an hour or more before she finally poops...I can't hold her over a potty for that long! For one, she doesn't like getting chilly (we dress her in a tiny t-shirt and a prefold without a cover), and two, eventually she just gets tired of us holding her over the potty and she starts screaming.
Any advice for catching poops with a really young newborn? Do the poop cues get more obvious? And what's up with all the grunting? DH said she sounds like a baby dragon!