Re: 9 weeks & still lots of poop w/ straining
Baby's poops sound perfect, so this all sounds normal. Some young babies are just more bothered by the processes of digestion and excretion than others.
It's possible that your baby nurses every hour on the hour because of her issues with poop: breastfed babies often move something out the bottom of their digestive system when they take milk in, so it's possible that your baby has learned to make this connection and nurse when she wants to poop. But I doubt it. At 9 weeks, frequent feeding is very normal, particularly during the daytime if baby has started to sleep longer stretches at night.
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