Re: Newborn with jaundice not pooping
When he does poop, are they seedy and mustard colored?
If he's having 6-8 wet dipes a day then I would say he's okay, and there's no need to supplement. I would wake him up to feed every two hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night (at the longest!) until be is at least 2 weeks and gets into a pattern where he wakes and nurses on demand. Both my kiddos were sleepy jaundiced babies, the second had to be under the lights in the hospy as well. Not all breastfed babies poop all the time. My first at least sharted in every diaper and my second pooped on Thursday's There's a wide range of normal there, so that alone wouldn't concern me. The sleepy baby is a problem though, its a natural thought to let a sleeping baby sleep, but with juandiced babies you definetly don't want to! Cool wet wash cloths, strippig him down to be tummy to tummy at every feed and having dad tickle and lightly squeeze his feet to keep him awake and tuned in all helped us get our nursing relationship started.
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