5 week old Breastfeed baby bowel movements

Kayla - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if any knows how many BM a 5 week old breastfeed baby should be having daily. My little girl was having at least 1-2 a day but hasn't had one in 24 hours. I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is something to be concerned about or if BM tend to slow down as the baby gets older.

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Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2010

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Mines did the same..went for 3 days without one...then the BIG poop came.. they said its normal....

Dianne - posted on 05/06/2010

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my son also has had a day here and there without a BM just wet nappies, this is normal and isnt consitpation if the BM is loose when it does come, dont worry you will have a very full nappy to change before you know it so enjoy the odd stink free day :)

Heather - posted on 05/05/2010

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My girl slowed down last week when she hit the 5 week mark. she was having 3-4 and all of the sudden went down to 1. Her doctor said they usually go down to 1/day or even 1 every other. She also said anything bigger than a quarter (ie those little ones) counts. As long as she has plenty of wet diapers she is getting enough.

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Donna - posted on 05/17/2010

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It is completely normal for a b/fed baby to go up to 7 days without a bowel motion, as long as they are happy, and tummy not sore and tight, they are fine.

Brittany - posted on 05/17/2010

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My son is almost 8 weeks and has done the same thing. He went 24hrs once and then almost 48 hrs another time without having a poop and then had a blow out! I think it is OK as long as it doesn't go over a week. That's what I read. He never acted like not pooping bothered him either. I think as long as the baby isn't acting any differently then it's OK.

Joanna - posted on 05/16/2010

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If its any consolation my baby did exactly this, only at 6 weeks. Went from having several BMs a day, and then all of a sudden, he didn't have any for four days! I was worried, but the doctors reassured me that this is normal for breast fed babies. He now has 1 BM a day, or even every two days.

Kayla - posted on 05/07/2010

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Thank you everyone she is back to going once a day. Today it even came out of her diaper and all over my arm during her feeding lol

Elizabeth - posted on 05/07/2010

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My son is 6 weeks and last week he went throguh the same thing. He had very few bowel movements in a 48 hour period. Don't worry your baby will go. My son is back to going again.

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