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bedsharing, knitting, toddler-nursing, nerdy, babywearing mama!
Yeah, it's very common for breastfed babies to go a LONG time between poops. It's unusual, though, for a baby to go through that transition, to fewer poops, before two months old. Not that I'd worry. Of course not. But I might keep an eye on the wets, and on weight gain, just to be sure.
Just thought I would follow up. My little guy still hasn't pooped, so my husband called the pediatrician's office today. The nurse suggested we bring him in for a quick check-up since he was experiencing this change in his poop habits at less than 2 months old. We took him in and the pediatrician checked him over, felt his belly, and all that. They checked his weight and he had gained 2 pounds since his last visit (20 days ago - so more than an ounce a day!). Given that he is gaining weight well, peeing lots, passing gas, nothing weird felt in his tummy, and he doesn't seem uncomfortable, the pediatrician didn't suggest taking any action. She said we could do a rectal temp on him if we want to try to make him poop, but we don't really think that's necessary. (At least, we're not yet going to try it!) So still no poop, but I am feeling tons better after hearing from all of you and the pediatrician!
L, student nurse and married to A, my union man. Happy parents to little S!