I am new here (first post). Although this is my 5th baby I have never been succesful with BFing more than probably 12weeks.
Anyway, I am kind of worried about my newborn. He is 3 weeks old tomorrow and was premmie (born just over 35wks due to antibodies).
He has only been pooping once a week
3 times at 1 day old and then again 7 days later and another 7days before the next.
He was initially on 3hr feeds while under lights but since then demand with a max of 6 hrs (this was recommended by the midwives in special care). He currently feeds 3-4 times during the day and then heaps at night. He has wet diapers.
Another worry is that he wakes up gagging at night and almost choking and frothing at the mouth . When he does this he also seems to be straining, it scares the crap out of me because I have epilepsy and I don't know if that is what is happening to him or if it's something caused from him trying to poop or if it's from wind (he has trouble bringing up his wind)
Otherwise he's a very content baby. Doesn't scream, hardly cries etc and sleeps alot!
Has anyone else had these things happen? Any advice?