My daughter is just over 5 weeks old and has only been breast fed.
My problem is with her poop.
She was a great pooper at the beginning. She got all her muconium out in the first 24 hours and she pooped great the first week of life. She pooped 6-7 times at night every night and then would poop about 2-3 times during the day. Until she was 1 week and 2 days old. That's when it all went downhill.
She stopped pooping on her own that day. Then 3 days later I stimulated with a Q-tip dipped in olive oil and got a small amount out of her. 2 days after that was her 2 week check up. The doc prescribed a glycerin suppository (but the pharmacy gave me enemas). The next day (6 days after her last natural bm) I used an enema and got a small amount out again. 8 days after last natural bm, I used another enema and pushed a little more fluid in and got 3 size 6 diapers full of poop! :eek:
11 days after she stopped pooping, she pooped without being prompted and I was VERY happy. :clappy: She continued to poop every 2-3 days up until Sept 25th (7 days later). Then nothing for 6 days and I used an enema again. That was LAST Saturday and I used another one today cause she hasn't pooped since then and she's continued to get VERY cranky with passing gas.
So this whole time she's been passing gas and peeing normally.. well, the gas I would say is more than normal amount. The gas is VERY stinky and she tends to cry with it like she's really uncomfortable. Her belly is not hard or sticking out at all and other than when she's passing gas, she's super contented. Her color is good and she is gaining weight and nursing frequently.
But I'm highly concerned with her lack of pooping.
When I induce a BM with an enema, it's thick (like a milkshake) and orange-ish with the occasional "seed". And it S-T-I-N-K-S.
When she poops on her own, it's yellow and seedy (like it's supposed to be) and smells like buttered popcorn (just like my older two's baby's at this age).
My concern is that she's allergic to my milk.
Is that even possible?
We see the doc again at 7 weeks (Oct 17th).