Post # 1
Ok i think i saw my son poo on thursday thats like 6 days ago. I have been reading the net and they say thts normal for a breastfeeding baby. I gave him prun juice today and water and i seen just a tiny bit of poo more like a wet fart. Do i just let it go he seems to be fine,not crying or upset about it. My friend said the doctor told her she had to stick a qtip in the bum to losen it up in there, i think that my last result. Any idea to what his little body is going through?
Post # 3
I would probably call my doctor to be on the safe side. I would definitely not stick a q-tip anywhere.
Post # 4
It is my understanding that many breast-fed newborns may only have bowel movements every 1-2 weeks. It’s not generally considered constipation unless the child is straining, the consistently is hard like pellets, etc. If you have concerns, I would definitely call your pediatrician! I would refrain from inserting anything rectally without approval from your pediatrician. It could make the situation worse!
This is not meant to be personal medical advice. Always contact your phyisican to determine what the best care is for you.
Post # 5
In addition to what PP have said, don’t give him prune juice unless you pediatrician tells you. Baby tummies are not the same as adult tummies.
Post # 6
@Daisys4U: Don’t give the baby any type of juice!
Post # 7
Here is a link to a good general information Baby Book circulated by the Health Ministry of the Province of BC. The information you seek is on p 117
Please consider taking some parenting classes. No newborn shoud be having juice or water. This is not medical advice.It is however mothering advice.
In the future go to your doctor for medical advice.
Post # 8
From one mom to another: Don’t do anything but call your doctor.
Post # 9
My son was breastfed and he went weeks without pooping, so I pumped him full of prune juice only to find out that it’s normal for breastfed babes not to poo as often as bottlefed babies. Definitely call your doctor if you are alarmed, and he can ease your mind.
Post # 10
how old is he? i say if he is only a couple months old or younger you should def. call your doctor.
Post # 11
@Daisys4U: See your pediatrician before giving any juices (usually we prefer a suppository to juice for babies). Baby kidneys are very immature and do not handle solute loads too well.
Post # 12
Soluble waste products that must be excreted by the
kidney are spoken of collectively as the renal solute
Post # 13
it’s pretty normal for BF babies, I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 14
I’m not a mom yet but I did read something about a Mom who’s baby couldn’t make a bowel easily. She simply inserted a rectal thermometer and the child was able to release quite a bit.
Again though, like everyone else has already said I’d just call your pediatrician to be 100% sure.
Post # 15
Do not stick a q-tip up there! My breastfed babies both had many bowel movements a day. Take to Drs. You never know if there is a bigger issue at hand. Once one of my babe’s starting eating solids and was constipated (from a daily medicine that he had to take) , the Dr recommended a half of a suppository (vaseline and part of it, to help get it moving). Hope things get better.
Post # 16
This is 1005 normal for a breastfede baby. My son would sometimes poo like 6 times a day, then he would go a week without pooing. Then it would all come out at once haha. Don’t worry! Talk to a doctor if you wish but their general advice is if they haven’t pooed for 10 days then seek medical advice. Also, don’t give bub any juice! They can’t handle that yet. Try some sterilised water (cooled down boiled water). Give it to you bub out of a bottle or even just off a spoon- it usually helps breakdown the yuckies. If bub isn’t uncomfortable then don’t worry- they will let you know if they are constipated!