My ds was born naturally at home early Wed. morning. He was perfectly healthy, and latched on like a champion right away and began nursing. He also pooped right after birth. His latch is great, and he has a vigorous suck. The first day, we spent together in bed, nursing and sleeping (well, he slept at least, I was too keyed up!). He had 4 bowel movements that first day. Since then, he hasn't had a single one.
We had the family doc check him out Friday, and his weight loss was in the expected range for a 2-day old. Both the doc and our mw were not concerned about the cessation in bowel movements; they said he should start pooping again in the next day or so after my milk came in.
My milk came in Friday afternoon (day 2.5), and ds had been nursing regularly, every 2-3 hours or so. It is now Sunday afternoon, and still no poop. His latch looks great, and he has a vigorous suck. I can hear him swallowing (often gulping!), and can feel my breasts emptying after a feeding. After a shorter feeding, I will often put him back on the same breast again to make sure he gets hindmilk. He has had plenty of wet diapers.
He periodically gets very gasy and uncomfortable, where he screams for a while as we try to burp/massage out the gas. However, most of the time he seems very satisfied and content after a feeding, and drifts off to sleep peacefully.
He also seems to be getting sleepier. Last night he slept a 5-hour stretch! after which I woke up, realized what had happened, and immediately woke him up to nurse. He emptied one breast and immediately and contently fell back to sleep.
So, at what point do I start to worry about the no pooping? Is this normal newborn sleepiness, or a sign he's not getting enough hindmilk or something? (I've never had a problem with supply before... I even maintained some supply for my toddler during this entire pg.) I'm also still nursing my 2-year-old... which seems like it should only help encourage my milk to come in more.