constipated breastfed baby?!

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  1. DonnaBallona

    DonnaBallona newlyweds!

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    righty. . . Brooke is exclusively breastfed and is usually very regular with wet and dirty nappies. However, she has not had a dirty nappy since Wednesday. She has had heaps of extremely wet nappies-to the point that they leak-but no poo yet??

    the thing is, she had her 8-week immunisations on Wed just after her dirty nappy-and nothing since. she is EXTREMELY windy (and they blimmin' HONK like its on its way!) but nothing shows. :dohh:

    any ideas what i can do? should i worry? i thought BF babies were meant to be pretty regular!! TIA xx
     
  2. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    Actually it can be completely normal for them to go even a week to 10days without going. As long as she's having wet diapers, doesn't seem to be in pain then I wouldn't worry about it. When she does go make sure she isn't really struggling, straining or doesn't seem to be in pain and if so then it's fine :) Hayden cut back to going about once a week for awhile...it was nice haha
     
  3. mari72

    mari72 Well-Known Member

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    my little girl only does 1 or 2 poos a week but has gone 6 days without a bowel movement in the past, make the most of it!! Problem is that when the bowel moves it really moves so be prepared!!!!
     
  4. DonnaBallona

    DonnaBallona newlyweds!

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    thanks for the replies ladies!

    Ill stop worrying then-she isnt in any pain at all so Ill just wait and see what happens. Thanks again :hugs:
     
  5. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Hebe used to do one a week! It's pretty normal - there's not much waste in BM :D
     
  6. emma_27

    emma_27 Well-Known Member

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    Ellie used to go every three days i used to worry like mad im sure i prob p'd my Hv off with all the calls lol. When they go they go Ellie used to get in a right mucky mess lol.
     
  7. mernie

    mernie Mom and Pregnant with #2!

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    when Brianna was BF she would go for a while without a dirty diaper. and the gas was horrid and loud lol the dr said it was fine but he had a nurse manually make her go when she reached day 12 of not going my poor little girl :cry: i wanted to punch that nurse!
     
  8. Brockie

    Brockie Well-Known Member

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    Freddie goes once a week its normal for b-fed babies xxx and lots of farts are meant to be good!!! his absolutely hum!!! xxx
     

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