This is a discussion on EDD Nov 2012 mummies here within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; My baby's poo is black and soft. Not enough milk? Originally Posted by wobblymummy:711151 Barney baby: you can actually know ...
My baby's poo is black and soft. Not enough milk?
Originally Posted by wobblymummy:711151
Hi teriwinkle, congrats on your new baby. The black poo could be meconium, you can google and compare the images.
Hi all, I'm a Nov mum too. Been a silent reader of this thread. Decided to post because didn't want teriwinkle to worry too much about her baby's poo.
@Teriwinkle: anyway I read that the meconium usually last only a few days, if breast-feeding poo should turn yellow after that.
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Black-sticky type meconium is normal - it is good as it reduces the risk of jaundice when it is eliminated. it should last ~3days ish
the substance causing jaundice requires protein (milk) to bind to be eliminated from baby's body so if your milk comes in late might just want to make sure baby is not jaundiced.
Pics and writeup about poo
New Baby Diaper Chart Day One Meconium
Baby poo: a visual guide
Meconium generally last 2-3 days, although there are always exceptions. Yeah you're right, with sufficient milk intake the black sticky meconium should clear faster. Teriwinkle mentioned her baby's stool is soft, that's why I think her milk is enough.
Can check out this article on meconium and transitional stools. Very informative.
The links posted by babyeskimo are good guides too.
Oh..so hospital might ask us to give formulae if they think our milk is little. But I thought first 3 days no milk is ok..y they say your milk is little & must give formulae? Which hospital you stay? Coz I read once we give abit formulae in hospital, we can't do total breastfeed areadi..is it true?
So you doing total breastfeed during hospital stay till now or you have mix partial formulae in hospital?
We should keep latch to ensure more milk supply, rite? We only use pump when we feel engorged or if baby sleep too long so we pump to ensure regular supply or baby didn't emptied breast well, rite? If baby latch well, we dont't need to pump at all, rite?
Is it a must for us to go for post natal massage?
Hi Mreow Mreow
Yup.. I also feel confuse.
Can we just latch on without pumping if we dont't feel engogored, etc?
Or doing both pumping & latching together is better to get more milk supply?
I thought first few days dont't need to pump but saw wobblymummy & terwinkle wrote that they start pumping at hospital areadi?
My antenatal class also taught that should latch on from day 1. Even if no milk but the suckling will promote lactation. Also said that baby tummy will have sufficient reserve for the first two days so no milk is okay.
That's what I though too.
Ok I started off with breastfeeding or latching for the first 3 days then when my confinement lady came .. She ask me to use a pump , firstly to see how much milk in producing , secondly to ensure baby has enough intake. Cos when I came back .. My baby cried whole night.. Cos I producing insufficient milk which I dont know at that time.. I felt do sorry to see him cry n cry.. So really need to mix with formula first.. Once your milk supply gets more then you can slowly reserved formula if you r busy to pump next tone round.. Milk supply should come in the following wk. pls feel free to ask .. Cos I m also first time mum n luckily I have my mother in law n confinement lady n of cos all of you to share
dont be frustrated ..
Nope, I did not pump during my stay in the hospital. Only latched on and didn't know I was not producing milk at all until the nurses said my baby is not peeing or pooping. So sharing the same sentiments as wobblymummy, I had no choice but to let my girl drink formula milk first even though I had insisted on total breastfeed before delivery.
Still not producing milk but only colostrum on my 4th day. Cries. Wobblymummy, do I need to pump/latch on every 2 hourly to stimulate it?
Hi Teriwinkle dont cry.. Everything gotta be alright. good that you r producing colostrum now. Sometimes maybe becos of the epidural which slows down breastfeeding or other consequences. Every body is different . I think you just need. To relax. Do you have a confinement lady? Who is doing confinement for you ? I did massage my breast every time before I pump. Then while I pump I put a hot pad onto continue to massage. My confinement lady ask me to drink formula milk for breastfeeding mum twice a day n in for my meals she cook fish brew with papaya soup. Quite good last pump around 35 ml for half an hr. but my baby is eating 60 ml now.. Faint.. But I just try my best via breast feeding is always better. JiAyou.
My mum is helping me with confinement. How regular do you pump? I place warm towel before massaging them then pump. But the whole thing is so tedious I start to get tired easily and can't pump regularly. Looks like you are doing good!
Originally Posted by wobblymummy:711433
Teriwinkle it really take some times. Try to pump for 15 min each breast. While you pump then massage your breast with the hot towel. R you using a manual or electric pump? just let it pump. dont worry about how much milk yet once it flows then it comes naturally. A little them slowly it will flows smoothly . Drink hot red dates before you pump, it will warm your body.
I'm using electric pump. Today seems better, can see 5ml of milk lol. Do you pump 15mins nonstop for each side or 5mins alternate each side for 3 times? Thanks for letting me know red dates drink help before pumping.
Originally Posted by wobblymummy:711515
Hi teriwinkle n wobblymummy, I met with a gf yday and she told me try to latch on instead of pumping. She pumped for her first baby and ended up didnt have much milk production. Something for you to consider :-)
good news. 5ml is good . Slowly it wilI have more i pump 15 min each side. Then switch, i suggest you go to get those heat pad cos it can last longer. you need to massage a bit whilE pumping too. Try to keep your body warm before you pump. Not easy but let's jiayou together. My last pump is 50ml. Hope it can reach 60ml so I need not give formula