I breastfed my son for 11 months. He was a great nurser and a great eater...this LO is totally different.
First - she has acid reflux and is on zantac for that (and is much happier now)...and also seems to be colicky (cries from 7pm - 10pm every night). We are seeing the ped about it and also even trying a chiropractor for help.
My question though is she is not pooping daily. She is peeing frequently though.
Her first week - she pooped a few times a day...maybe 3.
The second week it was like 1x a day.
The third week it was like 1x every two or three days.
Now at 4 weeks it's about every 3-4 days.
When she goes it's a huge poop - but it still bothers me that she doesn't go daily - and never really has. When she goes its yellow liquidy poo (not hard or dry).
She is gaining weight (born at 7.11, left hospital at 7.4...now at 4 weeks is 9.8lbs)....and doesn't want to eat more then every 3 hours or so (and that is with me waking her to eat sometimes).
At night she is only waking to eat 1-2x per night. Maybe every 4 hours - last night she went 5.
The ped's only suggestion was to use a suppository if she seemed uncomfortable...
This is just so different for my son who wanted to eat like 10x a day - at LEAST every 3 hours (day and night)...and pooped like 5x a day at least while this young.
I don't know whether to wake her to eat at night - leave her alone - or what. She is only nursing like 8x per day right now...and if I try to nurse her more often she just isn't interested...
Even now - she last nursed at 10am - and it's 1:30pm - and she hasn't woken up hungry - so I'm going to go wake her myself to eat.