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Old 10-04-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Jacob is EBF (minus the one bottle of BM Daddy gives him at night to let Mommy sleep) and we're going through dipes like no tomorrow. Each diaper change usually consists of 2-3 diapers in <10 minutes due to explosive poops. At the pedi yesterday I was told it was normal and would regulate soon, but really...IS this normal? His bottom is getting raw, and I'm having to use butt paste constantly. Guys, he's not even two weeks old. I HATE that he has a rash. How long can I expect this to last? Are the watery stools every time we feed the norm?


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Old 10-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: Too much poo?

would love to hear some responses on this....but unfortunately have no advice.

I seem to have the opposite problem w/ my ds. He has only been having 1 bm a day, and it's like it all comes out at once. We are supplementing, so I switched formulas, thinking maybe he's not digesting it well.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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DS just went through this. He was pooping like crazy and somewhere around the four week mark, it started slowing down. He's 5 1/2 weeks now.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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He may be getting irritated from all the wiping. Since you know he is probably going to poop more, what about waiting 5-10 minutes after a poo, letting him really fill up the diaper, then changing him. Would that work? Little bottoms can get really irritated from wiping (which is abrasive to that tender skin) so 3 changes in 10 minutes may be a lot. Also what are you wiping with? I would use a piece of flannel with just water, it's not as irritating. We also slathered olive oil all over his diaper region after changes, it's super gentle and makes the poop slide right off.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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I agree with the PP, I would "wait it out" for a few minutes and then change. Hopefully you will save a diaper or two this way.
We use fannel wipes and find that they are pretty soft. I am not a fan of using baby wash clothes as I find that they are not as smooth.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #6
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I agree with PPs that the frequency sounds normal and I would wait it out. Last night, DD had a good five or more pushes of poop over 10 minutes. I just waited until she had gone a few minutes without one... and she still pooped as soon as I took the old diaper off. .. that was really the last one.
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