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malinoismama 03-30-2014 03:55 PM

I have a question for you all. I have a 2 1/2 month old LO. He is exclusively breastfed. He only has a poop every couple days. When he was a newborn he would go every other day like clockwork. Now it's pushed out to every three or four days or more. He seems fine. When he goes he has a nice healthy looking blowout. It just seems so weird to me though and I can't help but worry about this. I know BF babies can do this, I just wanted to hear from other mothers if their LO's do this too. My other babies always pooped all the time so this is new for me. TIA!

fruitfulmomma 03-30-2014 04:27 PM

Totally normal. I think all of my kids of done this.


malinoismama 03-31-2014 05:24 AM

Thank you for posting!

ballerina85 03-31-2014 07:45 AM

My daughter went almost 2 weeks once and it was completely fine dr wasn't concerned. I was though! She went from going several times a day to every other day and it just got longer between bms. She's 22 mths now and she's perfectly healthy.

malinoismama 03-31-2014 01:46 PM

Wow 2 weeks! I would probably worry too! Thanks for sharing. Both of the posts here are very comforting and I'm not going to worry anymore. Thank you!

CLplus1 04-01-2014 11:12 AM

Yeah there's a huge range of normal for breastfed baby poops. My son went all day long as a newborn lol, and then as he got older it slowly became less frequent. Now he goes 1-4 times a day.

 

If he seems fine he probably is, but if he's straining or you think he's constipated, dairy in your diet could be a culprit.


malinoismama 04-01-2014 11:30 AM

I am actually dairy free at the moment. I cut it out to eliminate reflux issues he was having. No straining, acts completely normal, and has beautiful poops.

pokeyac 04-02-2014 08:45 AM

I am also voting for totally normal. My son started going several days between when he was a few months old. The most was probably 5 days. What I heard was that they are using all of the good stuff in breastmilk so there is less waste. Congratulations on your new baby!

sageowl 04-06-2014 11:47 AM

Totally normal. Mine went around once a week at that age.

malinoismama 04-06-2014 01:32 PM

Thanks all! He has been doing really well on his now once a week poop. Breast milk truly is amazing. To think its the body absorbs almost all of it with little waste is neat. My DS is almost three months and starting to really chunk up. I love breast milk chubby babies!


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