My DS will be 4 weeks on sunday and I'm a little concerned that he pees too much. I shouldn't seem surprised at this as within the first 5 min of his life he had already peed 3 times before they could get a diaper on him. I'm just wondering do you think 8-10 heavily solid diapers a day is too much? His urine checks out fine, colorless no strong odor to it
Which this now leads me to my next question about diaper output as he used to poop like a trooper but it seems like this past week and a half that he only poops every other day and it's a massive blow out and on the off days it appears that he has a racing stripe or smudge of poop in his diaper so does that count as a poop count?, he doesn't seem to be having any straining issues at all.
I EBF and I do one side at a time because since this whole pooping issue I've been worrying that he isn't getting enough hind milk and he will spend a good hour or 2 on it (I think some of it is for comfort however) and still nothing
And one last question...sorry about a lot in one post but should I wake him up to feed? I used to wake him up every 2 hours to eat, but life has come back into order and sometimes it has slipped my mind dealing with him and a toddler. I know a baby will not starve itself before putting up a fuss and I do check him for signs of dehydration and when he does wake he usually cluster feeds for anywhere between 3-4 hours and then goes back to sleep. I never let him go more then 4 hours without feeding, although most times he wakes up at 3.5 to feed.
He is gaining weight very well we had a issue at his 6 day old appointment as my milk had just came in the day before and he had dropped to 4lbs 9 oz (discharged at 6lbs) and they told me to suppliment which I didn't listen and at his last appointment last week he was 7lbs 10oz
Thanks for your help