6 months and poop concerns
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|Tue, 05-31-2011 - 4:23pm|
My DS turned 6 months on Sunday, and in the last 6 weeks he's had major changes in his BM pattern. He used to be a full-diaper-every-other-day kid.
On 4/14, DS was given the wrong bottle at daycare. Someone else's BM. He had 2 swallows before the problem was caught. Before that, he had had a MAJOR poop on Sunday 4/10 and a poop at daycare on 4/12. After the bottle mix-up, he didn't poop again until 4/19. That morning he had "track marks" in his diaper but no actual poop. Later that day daycare reported that he pooped but "very little." 4/22 he had another poop and it was small (about the size of a quarter, liquid, no "seeds"). He got an EI and was put on antibiotics, which we started on 5/10. We were expecting some major poops from that but all we got was another quarter-sized poop (again, all liquid, no "seeds") on 5/14. And now we're on Day 17 with no poop again. We've asked the ped about this twice and both times she showed no real concern. Showed us how to feel if his tummy was hard (it isn't), he's peeing enough, and we've even given an occasional 1oz of prune juice. We did start solids last week but have only dabbled with it--nothing formal.
He started daycare 4/4. I'm worried that his lack of pooping is showing he's not getting enough during the day. I pump but only get 8oz/day over 5 sessions. When I add what I pump on the weekends, I'm gone from him for 9 hours/day and I leave anywhere between 9 and 11 oz depending on if he nursed in the morning before I left.
We go for his well-baby check on Friday and I'll be speaking to his pediatrician again, especially because on 5/20 when I took him to the ped and we talked about it, he had lost 1oz since 5/6 but they chalked that up to him being sick.
I just don't know if I should be feeling alarmed or not? I read that going up to 3 weeks without a BM can be normal, but I'm just not sure...
Also, if it matters, he's always been a gassy kid, but now his gas SMELLS!