Newborn poop puzzle
DS was born last Tuesday night, almost midnight, so he's 6 days old. Term, healthy, uncomplicated birth. He's been nursing well ever since (well, a lot anyway - I am recovering from cracked nipples and his latch is getting better).
He had like 5 meconium poops on Weds in the hospital, including 2 that were GIANT. I can't remember if he pooped in the hospital Thursday morning, but he did not poop again until Sunday morning. This is highly unusual - he should have been having a few poops a day. I know he was getting colostrum/milk because I had my IBCLC do a weigh-feed-weigh on Saturday and he transferred 10 grams (which is a LOT for colostrum) and he's consistently having 10+ wets per day. And we were concerned enough that I syringe fed 5-10 ml of pumped milk/colostrum a couple of times. He's happy & content.
By Sunday we were all worried enough that I called the doc, though. The nurse clearly knew nothing ('it's normal for breastfed babies to go several days!' - yeah, not at 4 days old ...), and the doc (family practice, not pedi) was stumped. He said to give it another day as long as DS seemed happy. Got off the phone, put on his first cloth diaper, and voila - giant transitional poop 15 minutes later. (Why didn't I remember the magic of the cloth diaper to produce poop? ) DH's theory is he got all cleaned out from the giant poops in the hospital and had to refill.
Anyway, now it's 24 hours later and no more poops. Still nursing well, still wetting a lot, still happy.
So, has anyone ever had this happen? Advice?
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.