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pooping question?

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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My baby was born at 34.2 weeks. She would have just turned 40 weeks Tuesday if still in belly,but she is 6 weeks old They ran test and everything all came back good,but I'm worried she only poops once a week doctors say its normal.. any advice would be great thanks
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AmesCSki
by Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM
My preemie was like that for awhile after we left the NICU...it is normal.
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Bethbeth
by Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

 i'm guessing she's breastfed? if so, totally normal. breastmilk can be digested so well, that it's normal to not poop often.

formula babies, need to poop everyday or so, on the other hand, because it just isn't the same.

amandasantelman
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM
No she is ff cause of meds I'm on andthey have her on iron formula. Took her to er last weekend they did ultrasound on her tummy did not see anything wrong. But I'm still worried
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AmesCSki
by Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Until we introduce solids my preemie had a breast milk and Neosure formula combo diet. She was only pooping every few days. She saw the pediatric GI specialist and there were no issues there. The pediatrician said to give her pear juice which worked and also told us to give her Miralax which also worked. But sometimes babies don't poop. My baby was the exact same age as yours at birth and had the same problems pooping but it all worked out just fine. Ask the pediatrician about adding some pear juice or other fruit juice to your baby's diet.
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amandasantelman
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thank u so much. I was so worried

Quoting AmesCSki:

Until we introduce solids my preemie had a breast milk and Neosure formula combo diet. She was only pooping every few days. She saw the pediatric GI specialist and there were no issues there. The pediatrician said to give her pear juice which worked and also told us to give her Miralax which also worked. But sometimes babies don't poop. My baby was the exact same age as yours at birth and had the same problems pooping but it all worked out just fine. Ask the pediatrician about adding some pear juice or other fruit juice to your baby's diet.
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