Since we have to clean it up, we are very aware of what kind of poop our baby is making. We see different colors, different amounts, different consistencies. Some of them really worry us. The explosive poop of breast fed babies or the days of no poop, what does it mean and what can we do about it? Here are some helpful suggestions:
Baby or toddler constipation
Try Poop Goop– Two different concoctions to whiz up for your baby/toddler’s constipation
Breast-fed Baby’s Explosive Poop
I know breast fed babies have different colored and often softer stools then formula babies. My baby’s stools are very soft with the majority liquid. None of the seedy things the books and peds talk about seeing are present. When he goes, it’s nothing short of explosive. When I say explosive, even if the diaper is new and dry, it comes out with such force (and noise) that very little is caught in the diaper and it gets very little saturated. The poop shoots out the sides and back to the point you can feel it hit you if you’re holding him. Both docs told me I just need to get used to the softer stools of nursing and I felt like they thought I was exaggerating. Its been two weeks of what I would call liquid stools and I’m concerned about him being dehydrated or actually having something wrong. I called the nurse line today and talked to her about it and she said it sounded normal, but she’d be happy to bring in me to talk to another doc. Am I crazy to feel like this is not normal? We have gone through 5 blow out outfits since 5am, not counting spit up changes and its only 5pm.