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My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

Probably OK: Breast milk is better digested than formula. At 3-4 wks of age breast fed babies may have a decrease in frequency of poops to every few days. Switching between breast and bottle can contribute to variation in frequency and character of poop. If your baby is eating well, belly is soft, and s/he is not fussy/irritable/crying more than usual it's probably fine. If you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take domperidone maleate 10 mg to help produce more breast milk for my newborn ?It seems i'm not getting enough milk for her .

Many people...: ....Swear it works. It is not approved in the United States for that purpose because there is insufficient evidence that it is either safe or effective. Nevertheless, many people use it. Many people also use fenugreek for that purpose. You can get it in health food stores, it's been used for centuries, it's safe, and it might help too. Stay well hydrated, rest when you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to give my newborn breast milk and formula?

Is it okay for me to give my newborn breast milk and formula?

Yes: Many physician organizations have endorsed the idea that exclusive breastfeeding is the best for baby and mom for the first year after birth. But, it is more than ok to supplement with formula when you chose to. While we encourage breastfeeding, one should never feel bad or guilty for supplementing or switching to formula feedings. ...Read more

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When can newborns start having water instead of just breast milk or formula?

When can newborns start having water instead of just breast milk or formula?

10 to 12 months: No need to give water until 10 months. Give the water in a sippy cup. If a baby is constipated then small amounts of water can be given earlier after checking with the pediatrician. Breast milk and formula provide plenty of water. Also baby foods such as fruits and vegetables have a high water content. ...Read more

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My newborn is only getting in 7 or 8 feedings a day of breast milk every 2.5-3 hours. He is gaining weight. Is this ok even though they say 8-12/day?

My newborn is only getting in 7 or 8 feedings a day of breast milk every 2.5-3 hours. He is gaining weight. Is this ok even though they say 8-12/day?

Breast feeding: As long as your infant is content and gaining weight 7-8 feedings are fine. Feeding8-12 times a day will only tire you out even more than 7-8 times is doing. Im sure you will hear a different opinion from those who subscribe to the la leche philosophy. ...Read more

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Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Which is better breast milk or formula when newborn isn't pooping?

Breast milk: First i would consult with your pediatrician immediately if your newborn has never stooled as this may involve more than diet. Breast milk is digested more easily and breastfeeding babies tend to have looser stools. However, if your newborn poops but you feel he/she is constipated, i usually reassure parents that all babies have different stooling patterns. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Things in your milk: Infant allergy to cow's milk, egg, wheat, & soy present in minute amounts in breast milk is well-described. Food protein induced enterocolitis is much more common in exclusively breast than formula-fed infants. Presence of foreign proteins in breast milk is normal & not a result of our polluted age. In 1929, donnally reported that most pregnant women absorb whole egg from their digestive tracts. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed estrogen to help with bleeding after d&c. What are short term effects of estrogen to 5 week old newborn thru breast milk?

Dr prescribed estrogen to help with bleeding after d&c. What are short term effects of estrogen to 5 week old newborn thru breast milk?

If u are breast feed: Feeding should not be taking any estrogen, if u were my pt, i would give u something else or u have to throw away breast milk and not breast feed while u are taking the estrogen and if u are having bleeding must make sure u have no retained poc if the d;c was for a non viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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My baby has yellow liquid poop. Could it be from the breast milk?

My baby has yellow liquid poop. Could it be from the breast milk?

Could be: The poop (fecal matter) from breast milk (congratulations you are feeding correctly) is usually much looser at the beginning of breast feeding you must remember whatever you eat comes through in the breast milk the stool will harden up eventually so go ahead and to continue the breast feeding and enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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1 month old baby.Switching from breast milk to formula.Poop is super runny and a mossy green. Is this normal?

1 month old baby.Switching from breast milk to formula.Poop is super runny and a mossy green.  Is this normal?

Weaning 1 mo old bab: This is not normal. It is far healthier for the baby to continue breast feeding for at least six months before trying to wean. ...Read more

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Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk , newborn formula to now ar . The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine) .Suggestions?

Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk , newborn formula to now ar . The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine) .Suggestions?

Milk changes: Is your baby vomiting or spitting.If she is vomiting i would be concerned about an intestinal obstruction such aspyloric stenosis, especially if she is a month old. Changing formula frequently may mean your child is getting too much milk, or getting it too rapidly. Then again, your baby may be lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Dark green loose poop since 2 days for 2 month old baby. She is under nan 1 baby formula from birth since I have less breast milk. Is it ok?

Yes: The color of the stool reflects how quickly it passes through her digestive tract. Loose is OK unless you are dealing with frequent diarrhea. White stool or blood in the stool are problems. Green and loose are OK. ...Read more

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My 10 month old's poop was white and clay-like. Should I be alarmed? He's consumed only yogurt and breast milk since he came down with a stomach big.

My 10 month old's poop was white and clay-like. Should I be alarmed? He's consumed only yogurt and breast milk since he came down with a stomach big.

White stool: If it continues past her illness or if accompanied by abdominal pain or jaundice then get her seen by her healthcare worker. Otherwise, stool changes are common and usually mean nothing. ...Read more

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I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more

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1 month old baby. Switching from breast milk to formula.Poop is super runny and a mossy green. Is this normal? I myself have run out of breast milk

1 month old baby. Switching from breast milk to formula.Poop is super runny and a mossy green. Is this normal?  I myself have run out of breast milk

Poop: Your baby's stool may be green from the iron in formula. The stools may be runny for a few days as he makes the transition from breast milk to formula. If poop remains runny he may need a formula change. ...Read more

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9 week old baby with blue and white poop. She's on breast milk exclusively.

9 week old baby with blue and white poop. She's on breast milk exclusively.

Newborn stools...: Newborn stools can be various colors; however, blue and (especially) white sounds concerning. Get an appointment with her pediatrician immediately and bring a dirty diaper to let them see that stool that you are referring to! ...Read more

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My newborn is 2 weeks old and frequently spits up after feedings (only breast milk) sometimes can spit up 1-2hrs later. Is this normal?

My newborn is 2 weeks old and frequently spits up after feedings (only breast milk) sometimes can spit up 1-2hrs later. Is this normal?

Normal: Reflux (spitting up) is perfectly normal. If it is accompanied by other signs such as weight loss, poor weight gain, fussiness, discomfort, bleeding, back arching, choking, trouble breathing then see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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