Re: Baby not pooping on her own
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby and on making breastfeeding work for 15 days! If you can go that long youcalmot certainly meet all your goals for nursing this baby.
Infrequent stooping in a breastfed baby is very normal, since breastmilk digests very completely, leaving little waste. It is, however, very unusual for a breastfed baby to start going more than a day between poops at less than 6 weeks of age. As long as your baby is producing the right number of wet diapers and gaining weight appropriately, you can be sure that her milk intake is good. But I think it makes sense to keep talking to the docs about the potential causes of infrequent pooping in a newborn. Did anyone mention the possibility of Hirschsprung's disease (a nerve disorder of the gut which prevents the colon from relaxing at appropriate intervals)?
One thing you don't have to worry about is water. Breastfed babies don't need it- in fact, it's dangerous to give it to them in more than tiny amounts because it can throw off their electrolyte balance and make them very sick. Breastmilk alone should be sufficient to get your baby's gut moving- breastmilk actually has a mild laxative effect.
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