How much poo is too much poo?

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  1. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Little man is 9 days old and exclusively breast fed. I feel like all I do is change poos!
    How many poos a day is usual, and when should I begin to worry? Thanks!!
     
  2. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Only if they are all water and causing a severe nappy rash, smell extremely foul, or are dark green/bright green especially if frothy, black, white, red or extremely mucusy. Frequency has nothing to do with it; in fact more frequent yellow poos mean a better milk supply xx
     
  3. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, they're bright yellow, and hardly smell!!
    A nose that is used to toddler poo (I have an 18 month old) can struggle to detect them sometimes! Yesterday he managed to poo all over my shirt, shoe, the floor and the changing table in the midwifes!! Haha

    thanks hon. I feel like such a clueless noob! My eldest was ff'd and suffered terribly with constipation, so I'm just clueless!
     
  4. LoPanda

    LoPanda Mama to 2 expecting #3

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    My girl is 4 weeks tomorrow and still poos all the time - she is caking weight on though so I think as said above its a sign of getting good food!

    My HV said this week don't worry if they only poo once a week or so eventually - can't imagine this as there is still always a parcel for me when I open her nappy now :)
     
  5. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    My LO is 16 days old and poos pretty much every feed so easily 8 times a day:flower:
     
  6. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Sounds like my little man!
     
  7. grandbleu

    grandbleu MAL with Little Blue

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    My babe is nearly 6 weeks and still poos almost every feed...he's super healthy and gaining really well practically a pound a week. If it stays yellow then don't worry about frequency probably means he's getting lots of yummy milk.
     
  8. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    He'd already passed birth weight at 8 days :) so I hope we're doing good! Thanks everyone!!
     
  9. doddy0402

    doddy0402 Mummy to 3!

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    Lily is still pooing after every feed, at 2 months but she is doing alright for her weight etc. I think I'd worry now if I opened a nappy that wasnt full of yellow stuff!!x
     

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