My new little guy, born unassisted at 10:55 last night, still has not peed or passed meconium. I'm not too worried about the BM - he's been tooting all night but his not peeing worries me, even though if I recall, a breastfed baby really only needs 1 wet diaper in their first 24 hours, correct?
He's nursing great, and I know I have plenty of colostrum.
Well, he peed twice last night, and then had 3 good meconium movements. So no worries anymore! (He did have those funny rusty spots in his diaper - it would have freaked me out, had I not just read something about it in the Sears Baby Book when I was looking up stuff on urinary output! It was funny, because they showed up on a dark turquoise velour!)
Thanks, everyone, for your reassurance, congratulations, and well-wishes (And I'll get to my sig one of these days, Piglet :LOL )
My second dd didn't pee for at least 14-16 hours after birth, and she was in cloth, so I would have known if she did pee. And she didn't poo for over 24 hours. I worried a little b/c my first one peed and pooed right away, within the first hour. My mw said it was okay and can be normal. Congratulations mama!!!
Alisha, Army wife to Nathan , Homeschooling mama to Scheeli (May 2003) , Bronwynn (Nov. 2004) :, Piper (Nov. 2007) , and Wesley (January 2010)