I am about to write an entire blog post about Feces.
You have been warned.
When Ronan was a newborn, he pooped a lot. A LOT. Every single feeding, we had to change him before we nursed, and then we’d have to change him again after we finished nursing. I remember wondering if it was normal for a baby to poop that much. Every single night was wake, diaper, nurse, diaper, sleep.
His poops were always ‘normal’ breastfed poops – mustard yellow, seedy and very loose. There were many-a-diaper blowouts.
Ruby doesn’t poop.
She poops about once every three days. And her poops are yellow, but they are solid. And she has to WORK SO HARD to get them out. Also, when she finally DOES poop, she poops 3 days worth of it, and it takes over half an hour to get it all out. I end up just letting her lay on a towel with no diaper. It’s a lotta-poop!
The pediatrician said it’s normal, and not to worry unless she goes a week without pooping. But come on. She’s so tiny, and that has to be SO uncomfortable. I don’t like going a couple days without pooping!
I don’t know that there is anything I can do. I have started giving her a probiotic but I haven’t noticed much of a difference. The poor girl toots up a storm.
As young as she is, I’m not going to offer her juice or any sort of stool softener. I just hope it gets a little better for her.