Motherhood
  • B
  • about 1 year ago

Is this normal??

Hey friends, My LO will be 3 weeks on Tuesday. I am breastfeeding. She was doing good, eating about an hour, sleeping for 2-3 hours, eating, sleeping 2-3 hours.. repeat. Now, she’s wanting to eat over an hour and only sleep 30-45 minutes and eat again. I understand babies can be clingy.. but i have also noticed a change in her dirty diapers. Everytime we change her diaper it’s always dirty, not just pee. Any time she passes gas poop comes out with it. I think this is also causing her bottom to be irritated because she passes gas quite frequently and if we changed her diaper every time gas was passed we would be going through several boxes of diapers a day.... could her tummy be upset? Is it something I’m doing wrong/ need to do different??
  • S
  • about 1 year ago

It’s exhausting but normal. I use waterwipes & they are the only ones that don’t seem to be irritating. And when they are looking a little red I have a calendula diaper balm that I use. It will slow down.... eventually

  • T
  • about 1 year ago

If the feeding is happening every hour or so its cluster feeding. If she's pooping more and it's irritating her skin use Vaseline everywhere the diaper touches her skin instead of diaper rash cream. The cluster feeding will slow down eventually my now 7 month old went through that after a month old or so too. But when babies pass Gass its mostly poops and and as long as she's peeing it proves she's well hydrated. Shouldn't worry.

  • S
  • about 1 year ago

This is my life!! I’m relieved to know someone else understands! X

  • S
  • about 1 year ago

Sounds like cluster feeding! It lasts a few days and then goes back to normal. It’s the baby’s way of increasing your milk production!

  • C
  • about 1 year ago

Sounds very normal to me! Newborn naps range from 20mins to 2 hours. She may be gearing up for a growth spurt so she’s wanting to feed more to train your body to make more milk in a few days! It’s crazy how the body works! Newborns will often poop after each feed so also very normal. At about the 2 week mark I read they can become more gassy so maybe just keep burping her between feeds or half way through a feed on one breast take her off and purp her. Try a diaper rash cream or I used coconut oil in my boy when he was newborn after every change for a little barrier to the skin to prevent rashes.

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