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no diaper changes?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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hi ladies, new to the group. I just had my baby on Monday. I have been exclusively breastfeeding her since Monday, but today I noticed that I haven't changed any pee diapers at all and 1 poopy diaper, at least I think it was a poopy diaper it looked very watery all soaked into her diaper and a little brown colored. I got her to pee
when I was giving her a sponge bath earlier. so my question is is this normal? I don't remember ever having any issues with our other kids.
I have supplemented with formula a few times today to see if we would produce any dirty diapers, and we haven't . Her pediatrician has officially accepted her as a patient yet so I can't get her into there until at least tomorrow. I left a message with the pediatrician and she hasn't gotten back to me yet just wanted to know what your lady thoughts were.
also I should mention that this is day number 3 and I'm not leaking at all to squeeze my breast to get any fluid to come out and it still clear if that's normal or not either. I mainly concerned because I want to make sure she's getting enough to eat
thanks in advance for all your replies.
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katamike
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM
I should add that the first two days she did fine with her diaper count. its just been today that I've noticed the change. I did change a poopy diaper very early this morning maybe 5 o'clock or so. That's the last poop or pee diaper I have seen since
MusherMaggie
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM
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It's one diaper per day of life this first week, and poopy counts as two. That's three counting the wet she did during her bath, exactly right for her third day of life. No need for any more formula; it will make your supply slower coming in. Just nurse on demand, keep her skin-to-skin with you as much as possible. You're doing better than you think.

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katamike
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM


Quoting MusherMaggie: It's one diaper per day of life this first week, and poopy counts as two. That's three counting the wet she did during her bath, exactly right for her third day of life. No need for any more formula; it will make your supply slower coming in. Just nurse on demand, keep her skin-to-skin with you as much as possible. You're doing better than you think.
katamike
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM
thank you for your reassurance. This is baby number 3 for me but I didn't do so well nursing our first two. It just didn't seem like enough diapers for me I guess lol. I would really rather breastfeed her I would rather not supplement but I just wanted to make sure that she was getting enough to eat.
aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Feb. 6, 2014 at 12:49 AM
All of this!

Quoting MusherMaggie: It's one diaper per day of life this first week, and poopy counts as two. That's three counting the wet she did during her bath, exactly right for her third day of life. No need for any more formula; it will make your supply slower coming in. Just nurse on demand, keep her skin-to-skin with you as much as possible. You're doing better than you think.
mostlymaydays
by Group Admin - Stacy on Feb. 6, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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I really think it sounds like all is well. But I'll warn you when you call the doctor and say "I'm worried about xyz", by nature of their job they usually want to offer some solution. So don't be surprised if they suggest formula anyway, to "see if it makes a difference". These early weeks are critical to establishing supply and every ounce of supplemental is an ounce your body doesn't get the order to produce.
alc4evermom
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 7:21 AM
Hey congrats! My baby did the same thing during his first week. He is almost a month old. I have a low milk supply and I have also have to supplement. The hospital wasn't comfortable with his weight loss at birth and gave me some donor milk in case I needed it. The first few days he pooped a lot but didn't pee a lot and then all of a sudden he did. I was breast feeding all day long but after three weight checks in ten days he had lost too much weight so now getsy milk and formula. How is your baby's weight? Did you talk to a pediatrician at the hospital or did you have a home birth? I hope your appointment is soon. I think it's kind of sucky they didn't call you back. Can you see a lactation specialist?
MusherMaggie
by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM
No need for formula, pediatrician or lactation consultants as yet. You're still at the transition from colostrum to "mature" milk. Looking for four diapers today. A wet equals four tablespoons of liquid; put four tablespoons of water in a diaper so you can see what that feels like. Any more than that counts as two, and poopy counts as two. Just nurse. Is she jaundiced or sleepy? If so, aim for every two hours during the day and every three at night, if she's not demanding more often. It is perfectly normal not to leak. I rarely did, and had overactive letdown/oversupply at least with one if not both children. Keep yourself hydrated and fed.
tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:37 AM

I found on the day my milk changed over to mature milk my baby peed LESS at first, not sure why.  YOu want daily total on day 3 to be 3 diapers...how are we doing 

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