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Old 01-02-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

I am starting to get worried and I took him to our bfing center today to weigh him and the LC's their didn't think it was normal. I called our doctor who said it was totally normal for a bf'd baby to go that long. He also had food intolerance issues and I guess that's why it worries me more. Just curious.

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Old 01-02-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

I've heard that anything from 12x a day to once every 12-14 days is normal for an ebf baby. As long as it isn't pellet like or hard for them to pass it is fine. My first 2 babies went 10-12 times a day......so when my 3rd dd went once every 6-8 days, I found it strange. I wasn't worried since I knew how much it could vary....it just seemed odd after the other two going so much. I did find her poops were more paste like and less explosive than the first two. I've heard it is because they are using the breastmilk efficiently so their isn't much waste.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

I don't think that's normal. Is he nursing well? Maybe massage his belly and see if you can get things going.
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

Yep, normal! One of my lo's didn't poop for 2 weeks. We took a picture when she finally did
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

Definitely normal! My little guy used to go every week to 12 days. Those were the days! Breast milk is very well utilized by the body, so little waste is produced. Just make sure that when the poo comes, its not hard and he doesn't strain excessively to make it. I'm a little surprised that your LC doesn't think its normal. Its a fairly widely known thing, especially for people "in the field".
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

I wouldn't think it was normal. Then again, my LO poops every day. Sometimes 2-3 times a day. I wonder if it would help if you drank some juice or took some fiber supplements?! Just a thought! I hope your little one poos soon!
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

Yup, normal! Both my twins held out for 14 days when they were younger and pooped on the same day. Just keep an eye in case it is hard when it comes out, but I think their little tummies are just evolving how they digest depending on age or what you eat so that would kinda change how often it came out, too.
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I know that when my dd went that long I was nervous and I did find real info on the net that it was normal. I can't find it now, but I did come across this thread

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=718431
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

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I know that when my dd went that long I was nervous and I did find real info on the net that it was normal. I can't find it now, but I did come across this thread

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=718431
Thanks for that info! We are bfing and eliminating a lot of foods....I just started the total elimination diet, so I just hope it's not tied to that (foods). My first had terrible constipation issues until we realized he was intolerant to milk and soy. I won't worry for now and hope for a normal non-mucousy poopy diaper soon!
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Re: Is 8-9 days okay with no poop for a EBF babe?

Was normal for us, too. My DD went 10-12 days a few times.
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