My four-month-old, up until this point, has been having about 6 dirty diapers a day--some of which looked like diarrhea. I've been on an elimination diet for about two weeks to figure out what he's allergic to. In the past week or so, he's been eating a lot less--12 oz. or so during the ten hours I'm away from him at work, and then very quick nursing sessions every 2-3 hours at home. He doesn't eat anything for about six hours in a row at night. He doesn't SEEM hungry. In fact, he often refuses to eat because he's got better things to do and is too distracted. He's also, in the past week, started having fewer dirty diapers. They're consistently yellow and much more concentrated (not diarrhea), but he only has one or two dirty diapers in a 24 hour period now.
I've heard that they tend to have less dirty diapers as they get older, and I THINK all of this is a sign that the elimination diet is working and he's starting to be able to absorb more nutrition from less breastmilk. However, everyone always says "count diapers." He still has plenty of wet ones--probably ten in a day. He seems happy and alert, though he has been sleeping a lot more during the day in the last couple of days.
Should I worry that he has so few diapers, or is this in fact what is supposed to happen?