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How often should a baby poo once they start solids?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:53 PM
My DS is 5 and a half months old and is just starting to eat solid food - he's on mainly mashed fruit/veggies mixed with a little rice cereal once a day and is breast fed otherwise. He normally whilst exclusively breastfed would poo around every 3-5 days with occasional extra ones. Since starting solids he's pooing every 1-2 days, but this is the second full day now and still no poo. He is farting a lot and grunting but otherwise doesn't seem to be in any discomfort - he's active and happy in himself.
Just wondering how often your baby would poo after starting solids and when you'd start to worry?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:56 AM
Yay, he pooed! While I was on the phone to the on-call nurse asking if I should be concerned.....
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:22 PM
He he he. Good timing. I remember DD used to have a "poo day Tuesday" at around this age, and she would have been on some solids... DS is once every couple of days, I don't really keep count if I can help it! I've read that for a BFed baby up to 10 days is fine if they are not in any discomfort.
What did the nurse say?
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:37 PM
My little man went from having some poo almost each time I changed his nappy (breastfed) to 12 days!!!! as soon as we started solids. He went 12 days, then 8, then 7, stayed at once a week for a bit, then 6, now about 4ish.
He did seem a little uncomfortable and farty the day before going, but when he went it was all normal not hard at all.
I find now that if he hasn't been and seems uncomfortable, I give him some pear puree and bob's your uncle, the next day.....
So I guess to your answer - 1 - 14days?
(I was worried at the 12day mark and was going to clinic nurse for weighing that day anyway. I stripped him off to show her a rash on his belly and voila - lets just say 12 days worth was a lot! )
Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:09 AM
The nurse said probably get him checked out at about the 7 day mark but don't worry too much so long as he isn't actually constipated (dry/crumbly or little pellets). Which the consistency was fine and he's been going ok since then. I did go out and buy some pears to steam for him just in case
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