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#1 JoMarch

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Hi all,

DS (3 months) is at the point where he only poos about once a week (the longest he has gone is 8 days).  I know its totally normal, but no-one else I know (IRL) has had a baby who goes so long between, so it got me curious, whats the longest your baby has gone? After about 5 days he starts to get quite unsettled and grumpy so I do wonder if it starts giving him grief.

I'm also curious to know, if your baby has started solids, how did this effect it?

#2 Mumof32b!

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

The longest was 14 days!  When exclusively BF about once a week was normal.

Now still BF and on solids, every single nappy change!!

#3 Tesseract

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

DD regularly went 10 days. She did seem a little uncomfortable after about a week. When she went onto solids at 6 months (baby-led weaning) she started going more regularly, but only after she started actually eating anything at about 8 months. By 12 months she aye a lot of solids and goes every day or so depending on her fruit intake!

#4 dashi

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

2 and a half weeks. We rang the nurses info line and they said that was the outer range of normal. But he was perfectly fine and kept that up the whole time he was exclusively breastfed. Now on solids and does  2 or 3 a day. Know which I prefer  original.gif

#5 Another one

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

DS was unsettled and hadn't done a poo for over a week so I mentioned it to the doctor when there about something else - despite knowing it was normal.

He said the longest he had heard of was 29 days and the baby was fine!  Big poo at the end though.  He did say that was an unusualy long time.

#6 JoMarch

Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (Isabelle Thomas @ 13/11/2012, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DS was unsettled and hadn't done a poo for over a week so I mentioned it to the doctor when there about something else - despite knowing it was normal.

He said the longest he had heard of was 29 days and the baby was fine!  Big poo at the end though.  He did say that was an unusualy long time.


Wow!  29 days...I can only imagine the end result sick.gif

#7 follies

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Mine was going three times a day at one point. Record for him was 8 times in one day. It all comes down to how much they eat and how much they absorb as energy. You only have to worry about poo when they start solids.

#8 Leghorn

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Yep we had a 4 week lead time once... and regularly 2-3 weeks for both my boys.

My second bub settled into a once a week kind of rhythm, and it stayed that way until over 6 months. We had to start solids very gradually (baby led, but had to hold him back) as the firmer poos caused him discomfort until he got into a more regular routine (eventually daily), closer to 12months.

#9 Daisy violet

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

12 days for mine

#10 Penguin78

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

14 for mine...! Got regular as he got older.

The other difference when be started solids was that they started to smell.

#11 Ashtonsmum

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

16 days!! ZOMG it was not pleasant when he finally went either  ohmy.gif

#12 greenthumbs

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

12 days - and the end result?! Everywhere! biggrin.gif

#13 Betty_D

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

About every 12 days..

I do miss those days!

#14 bjk76

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

DS was about every 5 days. No one else I knew had an 'infrequently pooing' baby like DS - it was great, though! It stopped when he started solids. In relation to the smell - the poo once he'd started solids wasn't that bad, as his poo after 5 days was pretty smelly.

#15 Citylovely

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Funny you bring this up as my DS is similar. DD was every feed, but this one is every 5-7 days. Both exclusively breastfed.The farts.....they kill me!! He doesn't seem upset by it, and to be honest when he goes its very little. Can't imagine ever going that long without being upset!!

#16 WaitForIt

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

*Sigh* 5 or so a day... She briefly went every couple of days, now it feels like every nappy is a dirty one sad.gif at least I know the ridiculously short feeds are giving her enough.



#17 Born Slippy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

8 days. She used to get cranky after 4 or 5 days.

29 days worth of poo, all at once *shudder*

#18 ~~K~~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Regularly 14 days, the longest was 17.  'Poo day' was always a day filled with fear, and lots of time spent with a flat nappy underneath him... the nappy could never cope!

#19 elle-M

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

My DS goes at least once every single day without fail, my DD (9 months) has gone 2 days before but not longer than that. Both exclusivey breastfed and it didn't change with solids. Poo machines! I should take out shares in Huggies  original.gif

#20 KBM

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE
how much they eat and how much they absorb as energy


My CHN told me this too - my bubs longest was 12 days.

Youll get people telling you to give bub water or prune juice etc but bm is all they need, your bub is obvioulsy absorbing and using the 'meatier' parts of your milk and theres nothing much left to poo.

Its scary but going rom an every day pooer to no poo for 4 days...7 days...10 days argh...12 days!




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