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32 hours old

He isn't peeing :( it's starting to really upset me. I'm breast feeding and he has been eating good, but he still hasn't peed :( anyone else have their baby do this? They just gave him some formula... Which I don't like that, I almost cried. I'm big on breast feeding only. Don't understand how formula is going to help... Any idea why my baby isnt peeing?? :(


Asked by sissy0604 at 12:44 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (12)
  • I was going to suggest taking him to the sink and lightly rubbing his pee pee with a warm wet cloth to see if that would stimulate him, but it looks like the problem resolved itself.
    Congratulations on you new Baby Boy!!

    Answer by Sica_Belle at 9:50 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Bump * and HUgs*

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Ask the doctor. I know mine didnt pee right away and they gave them some sort of sugar water. I didnt like it either, but they did pee.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:46 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • If you have a breast pump I would pump and give him some...My DD wouldn't get that much so i pumped, she drank more, and I knew how much she got! Try that, and if it doesnt work go to your doc

    Answer by MOM2DYLnHAYLEE at 12:47 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • They might be concerned that he isn't getting enough from you. They will have to cath him if he doesn't pee, so I'd prefer if they gave my baby formula to get him to go rather then having my poor guy cathed. Good luck!

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 1:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • your milk can take about 4 days before it comes in. until then you are expressing colostrum. High in immunities for your baby, but not actual milk, so while he may be breast feeding, he may not be getting enough from you yet. so formula can help in that area. They also want to monitor your babies digestive system to make sure it is fully mature. The formula is thinner than the colostrum which may be another reason they are using it. If he isn't digesting the formula either there are probably greater problems. Either way, trust the doctors and ASK questions. If they aren't answering you it may be because they aren't sure why themselves at this point and are still working out a solution. Try to pump, and just let the doctors do their jobs. Remember we are just moms here, we aren't necessarily medical professionals. My response is based strictly on a personal opinion.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:38 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Sounds like you AT the hospital. Why not ASK the nurse's or Dr's Why they did it?? They are the medical professionals after all.

    Answer by vbruno at 12:46 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Yeah... Didn't think about asking the doctors... Seriously? They aren't telling me nothing. Wanted to know other MOMS opinion. Hints why I asked the question about other MOMS and THEIR babies genius!

    Comment by sissy0604 (original poster) at 12:55 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Not sure why they used formula, sugar water would have done the same thing. Yeah they did the same with my little one, problem is babies don't really get hungry right at first after birth so he may not be drinking enough.

    Answer by Graciesmom528 at 1:56 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • He only needs one wet in 32 hours. has he had that? Has he passed any meconium? That counts too.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:12 PM on Mar. 31, 2011