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Oct 13

I sent him to the baby sitter during day time and according to the baby sitter, it’s watery. At home when i changed him, noticed that there are occasion it looks like pastry type, also sometimes jelly type. It’s a mixed types of poo. To be honest, i really have no idea how a healthy poo should look like.

As for allergy, me and my hubby do not have any food allergy history. But remember during confinement month, i took DOME and he got rashes on his body. Once i stopped, it disappeared.

For the past two days (Mon & Tues), he only poo two to three times a day. It’s hard for me to trace what I ate during the time the milk was expressed because i have about 30-40 bags of milk storage in my fridge.

There are times at night when i breastfeed him directly, he seemed to get wind – the stomach is hard and he cried for quite a while. Not sure why he get wind. i can’t tell the difference between “wind” and stomach ache in baby. Any symptom ?

He just got his last jab last week. So my paed. only ask me to go back next year march for the next jab. He followed the chart and my baby still fall between the range. Do we monitor the baby’s weight gain every week ? or should i just monitor on monthly basis ?

I really want to breastfeed my baby except for the weight gain that makes me worried. In fact i started to enjoy breastfeeding him. It’s very convenient and easy. I breastfeed him in almost anyplace!

What I have learnt from the breastfeeding course today is that it is normal for breastfed baby to poo frequent and a bit watery. To check if it’s healthy poo, try observing the skin around baby’s buttock. If it’s smooth and no redness or pink patches around the buttock, then it’s ok. As bad poo will have acid and cause irritation to baby’s delicate skin easily.

For wind, try mild yu yee oil. Just use a drop and rub on your palm and just press softly on baby’s stomach.

If you are still worried, I think it’s worth a trip to your paed again.
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Ryan and Vivi

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Oct 11

Question 2 – Poo to many times/5 mth old baby
My son who is coming to 5 months now still passing motion almost at each feed. One day is about 5-6, sometimes 7 times. His weight gain is about 400-600gm per month for the last two months. Sometimes the stool is watery too. However, He is still active and happy as usual.

Should I continue to fully breastfeed him or supplement with solid or formula?
Definitely not supplement with formula! Have you checked with your paediatrician about this? He may want to know the colour of the stool, the consistency, whether it is pasty (like flour mixed with water), totally watery or is there some transparent, jellylike stool. These are all very important indications for doctors.

A food allergy can cause loose stool. Eg, the food you take may not agree with your baby’s digestive system. Is this a daily occurrence? Does your baby get tummy aches, bloated tummy etc? Is there a history of allergy in both you and your hubby’s family?

Your decision whether to start solid depends on your comfort level. Many of us start solid at 4 months (only rice flakes mixed with ebm). But many prefers to wait till 6 months. Starting solid may not solve the problem unless you know the reason. Best to check with your child’s paed, pick up the phone and ask. Otherwise, answer the above questions and write in detail. I will check this out with a paed for you.
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Lilian (co-owner, moderator and mom of 5

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Oct 09

Bowel Movement Of A Breast-fed Baby

What is normal and what is not? The below are two questions posed by members of the forum and the answers, also from the members.

Question 1 – No bowel movement for several days

My Nina now is nursing fully, but it’s been 3 days since she’s moved her bowels. Is this something I should be worried about? I’m thinking of taking her to see my paed if she doesn’t do anything today. How long can a baby go without doing it? -Yat

Response from members

Bowel – If Nina is not straining or looks uncomfortable, just sit and wait. You will be ‘rewarded’ with a big one soon. Matthew also satu macam – sometimes poo about 7-9 times per day, then suddenly 3 days pun tak lepas. All the moo-mies here will chorus – this is normal! if you are exclusively breast-feeding her. – Lilian

Not to worry! It’s normal for exclusively BFG babies do not pass the bowel very often. This is due to our super duper milk is almost 100% absorbed as nutrition by their body, thus not so much to be passed. At one time Wafiq (when he was 3 mths) did not do ‘bisnes’ for almost 10 days. Just minutes away before we went to see a paed, he gave us a surprise with long overdue bullet! – Fiz

There’s nothing to worry about. Joe Yue, now 3.5 months old, has been having bowel movement (since he turned 3 months)every 4 – 5 days. At first, I was worried like you too but after that I realised that it was normal. His paed said that there’s even a record of 11 days! As long as the poo-poo is not hard and pellet-like and your baby is not crying, it’s perfectly fine. – Christine

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