I always wondered that too. My ebf babies always pooped better when I drank more water. My nursling still does, even though she's not ebf anymore.
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7/2/06 at 12:02am
Originally Posted by caedmyn
Does anyone know how often an EBF baby should poop? I've read that it's normal for them to go up to a week between poops but I don't know if that's really accurate. DD has always pooped at least once a day, but since I started this new diet she has been pooping less frequently, more like every other day, and often smaller poops, too. As far as I could tell she has normal poops before.
Originally Posted by EBG
My DD used to poop once ot wtice a day, sometimes she would skip a day or two then resume.
Now, however, she is horribly constipated. She is refusing to nurse due to a virus than caused sores in her mouth (day 8). She only eats pureed vegetables, bananas, egg yolks, meat and yogurt. she only accepts water to drink but not enough. Besides the epsom salt bath is there anything I can do? Will prunes help? Although she doesn't like frutis and juices except for bananas. Or would upping her CLO help?
By constipation I mean -hard balls in her diaper after a day of nothing, she's whyney all day long but that's probably due to being sick. How can I make her drink more?
Also, when can I start enzymes? which ones and how strong? The problem is that except for the bananas, everything is cooked.
She is turning 1 tomorrow.
Would culturelle be appropriate at this age.
Since she just quit nursing, should I get the Natren Life Start thing?
I assume she gets enough acidophilus from yogurt.
I'm worried about her nutrition. She lost a ton of weight. She was almost ebf until 8 days ago so now that she went cold turkey with bf, I'm really worried. I try to give her a lot of butter with her meat and veggies. How many egg yolks would provide enough cholesterol? She eats 1-2 a day.
Originally Posted by Music-mommy
Stop giving her bananas, they are constipating as is rice or rice cereal, or anything with iron in it. Ripe pear works really well, if you can get her to take some of that in some yogurt or something. Or I would get some Bio-k and give that to her. Store bought yogurt actually has a low amount of acidophilus, not enough really to do anything particularly if it's yogurt that is sweetened.
Blueberries are also good for constipation. Personally I would really really try to get her nursing again.