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03/04/2013 at 12:28
H used to di about 5 or 6 poos a day but recently it's changed to about 1 or 2. He doesn't seem to be in discomfort although he does sometimes seems to be straining and going red when pooing but again this doesn't seem to bother him.
is this normal? Or should I be concerned?
03/04/2013 at 17:14
We've got this at the moment and A is 4 days younger than yours. Like you say, a bit of straining but no real discomfort, and fewer dirty nappies. We're seeing the health visitor on Friday so I'll mention it but don't feel that it's anything serious.
03/04/2013 at 19:48
This happened to J, he then went to one poo every 4-5 days, he started slowing down around 6 weeks (I remember asking the Dr at his 6 week check)- the Dr said it was fine as long as the poo was normal when he had one and that BF babies didn't have that much waste. He also told me babies digestive systems can take time to mature and so can go from one extreme to the other which normally settles around 12 weeks. J probably settled properly around 15-16 weeks and goes 1-2 times a day on average now.
03/04/2013 at 22:24
Is he bf or ff? A pooed in almost every nappy up until about 4-5 weeks and then went 2 days and hadn't pooed at all. When I asked on here I was told that bf babies don't always poo daily as there is less waste with breast milk. On average she now goes every 2-3 days and doesn't seem to bother her at all.
03/04/2013 at 22:32
Yes he's breasted. Sounds like its just a normal change then - I'll keep an eye on it and as long as he doesn't seem in pain ill leave it. Thank you
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