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#1 of 6 Old 07-01-2006, 04:47 PM - Thread Starter
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My 2 month old ds slept all night last night and when I woke him to feed about 5:30, I was suprised that his diaper was dry. Is this okay, or a sign that he is not getting enough milk? THe last couple of weeks he has been fussy while nursing due to OAL issues but I think I've solved them by changing positions (making sure he is "uphill" from me or using the side-lying position). His feeding patterns have changed so much that it is really hard to tell when he's had "enough". He used to be a dawdler and would stay on the boob all day if he could! He completely soaked his diaper when he woke up for his morning poop, so I guess he just did not wake up enough to pee. He does have at least 8 wet cloth diapers per day, and his weight was very good when I took him to the pediatrician last week.
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My dd has been dry for a good chunk of the night (usually around six pm until after midnight) since about the same age. Same as you...good weight gain, good number of wet diapers otherwise, seems well hydrated.

I think if all of the other signs of adequate intake and no dehydration were there, he's probably okay.

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I agree with PP. Keep an eye on weight gain and daytime diapers, and if those continue to be on track then I would magine everythinh is fine.
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My DS wakes up dry sometimes, he's 15 weeks. I'm no DR but I'm sure it is okay for there to be "dryspells".
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I remember posting about the same thing happening when dd was around 2 months it's happened only a couple of times since. I think it's just a freak thing sometimes where their body is in sleep mode and they just don't pee until they wake. don't worry, sounds like he has plenty of diapers the rest of the time so it's not a bad sign.

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Yep- that has happened here a few times with otherwise wet nights and days...as long as still nursing and wetting probably everything is fine. i am guessing that probably won't happen tonight!
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