LO is 4 weeks old now. He was 3 weeks, 4 days premature, born Oct 14, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. The nurse said if he hadn't peed all over her, he would have hit 6 pounds.
He has done tremendously well. DD is a wonderful mother (I'm the grandma). He was a bit jaundiced at first and we suffered through a plugged in baby for about 5 days (light pad). He has gained well. I think he's about 7 pounds now.
What worries me is that he has a LOT of poopy diapers, about 12-15 in a 24 hour period. I think this is excessive. It has a lot of water content, but also some green grit. His little butt is getting quite sore. It is explosive. You can actually hear him poop in the next room. He appears to have some gas, but not a lot of belly aches.
I know breastfed babies are not supposed to get diarrhea or constipation, but this doesn't seem right. I called the pediatrician Friday and told her about this and she suggested formula with probiotics. I asked if there weren't infant probiotics without resorting to formula and she said there was.
A little bitty bottle costs $30. You give the baby 5 drops a day, which is hard to estimate. Using a dropper, it often empties when you only give a tiny squeeze. So I used water and the dropper and carefully got 5 drops out and eyeballed how that looked in a teaspoon (about 1/4). So now I give him 1/4 tsp of the probiotic a day.
I imagine it is going to take at least a week to take effect. I hope to see an improvement in the diapers. The books says 3 poopy ones a day is to be expected. That would be heaven!
Have any of you had a 1-month old baby poop like this? It's been like this since birth. I would sure like to see it become more regulated.