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Our wonderful daughter, born 1:40 am last Thursday 8/25, pooped meconium like a champ on Thursday and Friday. She has not pooped since -- nothing. She is breastfed only and seems to be getting more than enough -- her birth weight was 7-5, she dropped in 48 hours to 6-12, but by her fifth day, Monday, she was back to 7-1.
Two midwives have told us, well, don't worry; there's very little waste in breast milk; babies sometimes don't need to poop for a while after the meconium is spent; what's more, baby passes gas frequently.
On the other hand, everything we read and our own nervousness tell us that baby should be pooping at least a couple of times a day by now if not more.
Since we stayed in the hospital for 60 hours after birth and saw midwives on Monday, we have not visited another pediatrician yet. But we're increasingly concerned about the wait and we're thinking about setting up an emergency Thursday or Friday appointment.
Has anybody else experienced this? Any counsel? We've read that giving baby some water might ease constipation, but we've also read that water can upset their sodium balance.
We wish she'd poop!