Originally Posted by fhytt
thanks for all the replies. Hope everything is ok. By the way, did your babies take some medicion or prune juice, but still didn't poop?
PatioGardener :Yes, my baby has about 10 wet diaper every 24 hours.
mytwogirls and hibana: when did your baby has a normal poop patten? Is it after feeding the solid food?
The wet diapers are great news - if your baby is growing well and has good wet diapers then you know he is getting enough milk.
I think it is important to remember that one poop every 14 days may be a normal pooping pattern for a baby! Every baby is different, and breastmilk is such a great food their little digestive tracts can use almost all the milk, so sometimes there is almost nothing to poop.
When your baby does poop, what does it look like? Is it hard like small stones, or soft like toothpaste, or runny/liquid and soaks onto the diaper? Normally breastfed babies do not have hard poops.
How much poop is there when your baby poops? Often when breastfed babies poop once a week or 2, the poops are huge and explode out of the diaper.
Is there blood in the poop - that is not normal.
What colour is the poop? Here are some pictures of normal breastfed baby's poops:http://www.lactnews.com/englishdd.html
And here is some information about pooping that you may find reassuring:
|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!
There is absolutely no reason to intervene and try methods commonly used to "induce" a bowel movement (such as prune or other types of juices, water, glycerin suppositories, or using rectal stimulation). If artificial stimulation is done too often, the baby's system can become dependant upon this stimulation to "go", and no longer is able to have a normal bowel movement on their own.
In most cases, as long as baby is not acting ill (lethargic, crying in pain, etc.), the tummy is soft, not rigid or distended, skipping days between stools is not cause for alarm, however, mother should not hesitate to ask her health care provider to check her baby to be sure there is no physical problem.
And lastly, did you get any news from your doctor yet?