12 day old hasn't pooped in 24 hours

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12 day old hasn't pooped in 24 hours
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Fri, 09-05-2008 - 4:09am
My 12 day old newborn hasn't had a bowel movement in 24 hours :-( She was having about 2-4 poops in 24 hours before today which seemed low to me in and of itself. My first DD pooped after every feeding at this age. Could it be something i'm eatting? She seems to need to poop but can't. She's grunting and getting red in the face and every now and then cries out like she's in pain. Shes' also scrunching up and kicking her legs. I tried the baby massage techniques that are supposed to help and that seems to ease her discomfort but it's not producing any BM. What should I do??

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Fri, 09-05-2008 - 10:38am

nak' any formula or supplements?


no lc available, right? wet diapers good?

 

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Fri, 09-05-2008 - 9:35pm

nak


no lc here :-(, no supplementing :-), she finally pooped last night (HUGE!!!) good wet diapers


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Fri, 09-05-2008 - 11:20pm

When baby did go was it soft or hard pellets?


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Sat, 09-06-2008 - 8:06pm

Thanks Carol. I'm getting frustrated because she has yet to poop again and all the websites I visit say BFed babies this age should be pooping way more. I know she's getting a good amount of milk because she's gaining weight and has good pees. I know she's getting hind milk because i'm block feeding and pumping right before I feed her so I don't understand why she's not pooping. The poor thing grunts all night long, turns red in the face and is scrunching up her legs like she has to go. All her poops have been normal yellow and soft so I know it's not constipation. I will try the warm bath and wash cloth next time i do her diaper.


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Sat, 09-06-2008 - 10:02pm

**Most** bf babies will go multiple times a day, but there is always an exception to the rule. If the wets are good and weight gain is okay, you can be assured baby is getting enough milk. I'm going to flag Paula, jic. She might know of other reasons for baby to not poop as often.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 09-06-2008 - 11:08pm

I was just heading to bed when I got Theresa's email - I'll read back over thread first thing in AM and see what comes to mind.


In meantime, definitely try the real warm bath (not hot, but make it pretty warm - relaxingly warm) and also you can try a really warm washcloth pressed against anus - sometimes that triggers baby to go.