How much poo should your breastfed baby do?

Busting a common myth about baby poos. It is NOT normal for a young breastfed baby to NOT poo several times every day. If bub does less than 3 mustard-yellow poos each 24 hrs it is an important sign that the volume of breastmilk baby is taking is likely to be insufficient. Frequency of wees is a less reliable indicator of volumes of breastmilk received. This is especially important for newborns and babies up to 6 weeks of age. Around 6 weeks of age the frequency of baby’s poos is likely to reduce to about daily, or every few days. If bub is gaining weight, growing and settling this is a normal transition. Many health professionals mistakenly think this is OK for young babies too – It is NOT OK. Seek help from a Lactation Consultant, Midwife or ABA Counselor if your breastfed baby’s output is insufficient.  www.newbaby101 zyban book, app and videos provide reliable information about your baby.

05 Nov 2015| no comments.

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