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    Default Bowel Movement??

    My daughter is one month old and she had been having at least one bowel movement each day and now hasn't had one in two days. I started relactating about two weeks ago and she has been bf for the last week and then supplementing with formula after offering both sides. Is this a sign that she isn't getting enough to eat? She still has at least 6 wet diapers a day.

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    My daughter went 7 days in the NICU without a BM, and usually only has a BM every other day since she's been home...breastfed babies don't have to go every day If your LO has enough wets, you should be OK.
    I'm Candice
    WAHM to Lauren
    Born 11/2/09 at 30 weeks due to Mama's HELLP Syndrome
    2 pounds, 14 ounces
    7 weeks in the NICU
    6 months: 11 pounds, 9 ounces
    7 months: 13 pounds, 13 ounces

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    She went last night!! I was so excited, granted it was a messy one.

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    Yeah, they make up for the frequency with volume!
    I'm Candice
    WAHM to Lauren
    Born 11/2/09 at 30 weeks due to Mama's HELLP Syndrome
    2 pounds, 14 ounces
    7 weeks in the NICU
    6 months: 11 pounds, 9 ounces
    7 months: 13 pounds, 13 ounces

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    Default Re: Bowel Movement??

    Her bowel movements look like diarhea, is that normal for bf babies?

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    Normal BF baby poop is loose, yellow and curdy looking. True diarrhea is liquid/watery and explosive. It also usually smells foul. What you're seeing is totally normal for a BF baby (unless it's watery, explosive and foul!). Formula makes for thick, difficult-to-pass stools for a lot of babies since there is a lot of waste and the added iron can constipate them. Breastmilk creates very little waste, and passes very easily. The thickest breastfed poop is usually about the consistency of peant butter.

    Anyhow, sorry that turned into a bit of a ramble.
    Jess

    Mama to my little Roxie Roo, 06/11/08


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