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    Default No meconium yet?

    I was hoping not to have to post yet...My baby is now almost 41 hr old and still hasn't pooped any meconium. He's nursing well and I hear swallowing. He hasn't wet a diaper since yesterday afternoon though. He went awhile w/o nursing during the night too. Other thann that, he seems ok. Should I be concerned? MW said if still no poop to call his ped in the am.
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    hi hi hi!!!!! Congratulations Katie!!!! Wow, your son is here! I have no answer to your Q though :-/
    Katharine
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Congratulations!!!

    The general rule seems to be that in the first few days a newborn should have as many poopy diapers as how many days old he is. So he should poop once during the first 24 hours, twice during the next 24, and three times the next. One of my sources (Lawrence) says all meconium should be passed after 48 hours and you should start seeing transitional stool. It sounds like the concern is that if a baby isn't pooping, his body can reabsorb the bilirubin that's supposed be passed through the meconium.

    So yeah, it sounds like a call to the doctor would be a good idea. Keep us posted if you can.
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Thanks. I will wait a little bit longer and call. He's been passing gas and I can see some black around his anus - but nothing coming out. I really hope he goes soon.
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    keep us posted if you can.
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Did he have meconium at birth or did he pass any before birth?
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Meconium tip- put some olive oil on the baby's bottom. When he poops, that sticky meconium will slide right off.

    Hope he goes soon!
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    I would call the pedi just to be on the safe side. DS barely pooped when he was a newborn, always less than the "recommended," and it freaked me out because when DD was born she pooped 12 times a day. The pedi ended up stimulating his bowels around a week old and it was awful, but it did get him pooping a little more often.
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Is he peeing again yet? Sending you guys
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    Default Re: No meconium yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*duckpond View Post
    Is he peeing again yet? Sending you guys
    i would definitly call... we don't want him dehydrated can you see some milk coming out of your nipples??

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