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Breastfeeding-one poopy diaper a week

Alex is now 6 1/2 weeks old. When he was born he was having poopy diapers about every feeding or every other. Then when he was 2 weeks he stopped poopy for 4 days and lost about 12 oz. in a week. Then he started poopy again, but only once or twice a day and then I went out of town with him and since then he didn't poop again for a week until I gave him a supposortory(my doctor told me to if he was having trouble pooping). I have read that it is normal for some breastfeed babies to only poop once a week or so, as long as they are getting plenty of wet diapers. Alex is wetting at least about 8 a day and sometimes completely soaks them. He is gaining weight and has chubby cheeks. I know Dh's cousins baby did the same thing, but I wanted to ask you all. I kinda get worried if he doesn't go in a couple days and give him supposortories to help him along. He always fills the diaper completely and sometimes overfills it. Any advice?
Mandi
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You can relax hun!!!!!  That is funny coming from me because I remember posting on here a couple of times that my little guy was NOT going either and I was worried.  I have a 5 1/2 month old and he was going only one time or so and he would really grunt and turn red.  Now he is going everyday sometimes 3-4 times a day.  It is rare now if he does not go at all in a day.  Hang in there.  I personally do not see the need for suppositories in your little guy's case but I guess if the dr says ok then go for it.  If you are strictly breastfeeding then there should be no problem with constipation.  Good Luck to you.
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I read a article on baby and their poops
How fixated mothers were  and said there is a wide range
from colour to amount of times they go
6 wet diapers a day meant they were getting enough and a good weight gain.
Unless they are fussy and in pain to leave them be
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i'll give you a couple of my popy diapers a day if it will make you  feel better.  my dd is almost 6 weeks and poops every ten minutes i swear.

my friends baby is that same way....if it continues when they get older, ...she has to feed her dd prunes....shes 6 months

~nanci
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