I have done *some* EC on my other kids...starting at 10 months with #3 and at 2 months with #4 but have never done EC with a newborn until now with my 5th daughter. So far things are going well. I usually catch all but 1 poop a day and catch 5-6 pees. She is two weeks old and we've been EC'ing for about a week now.
1. She rouses to go to the bathroom every 1.5 hours but would otherwise rouse to eat every 2-3 hours. When I take her to the toilet she eats more frequently because she won't go back to sleep after going to the toilet. Do babies eventually start sleeping again after going to the toilet? When might this happen?
2. How long do you usually keep the child on the toilet? I feel like I could just about leave her there for an hour and she would just keep pooping continually! She will poop what I would consider a diaper full and then if I stay there for another minute she will poop what would be another diaper full. She only occasionally gives me the arched back signally that she is actually done.
I'm sure I'll have more questions soon, but that's all for now...thanks in advance for any help you can offer!