I really need some advice to know if this is "normal". I have other children but have not experienced this before.
some background--my son will be 3 weeks old on Friday and I ebf him. He's been eating wonderfully and is already a pound heavier than his birth weight (now weighing over 10 lbs.). It's clear that he is getting plenty to eat. He also has lots of wet diapers.
He's not been much of a pooper since the day we brought him home. Last week he went 24 hours w/no bowel movement so I called the nurse and she reassured me on the phone that it can be normal even w/bf babies (he finally went twice that afternoon). Then on Monday I took him in because it had been 48 hours with no bowel movement. She did a rectal check using her pinky (yes, invasive, but it was quick and needed to be done). She said everything felt normal, and sounded normal. He did have a bowel movement due to the pinky exam and it was normal. And it wasn't very much. I expected a blow out but it wasn't all that.
The bowel movements that he does have ARE normal. He's not constipated. The Ped. sees no cause for concern and said that even some bf babies will only have one bowel movement a week. I could see that later on, but at 2-3 weeks old?
As of today, it's been 48 hours again (well, since his appt. Monday morn.). When is this kid going to poop?
He's eating great, about every 3 hours (sometimes every 2), and he doesn't seem in pain at all.
So is this normal for some bf babies? Should I be concerned? It's not that I don't trust my Ped. and the checkup did bring reassurance, but I'm not a huge fan of the medical society in general and want to hear from others if I have cause for concern here. Please reassure me! I want to know my lo is doing okay.