This is a discussion on Constipation? Or Not? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; My 2 wk old baby boy is always seen as though he is forcing shit out when he is breastfed. ...
My 2 wk old baby boy is always seen as though he is forcing shit out when he is breastfed. His whole face will turn red and he'll make noises like he is pushing really hard.. but his poo is watery and its either yellow or a little green. and he poos 5-6 times a day.. Is he havin difficulty trying to poo or is it common for babies to make noises while pooing? however, when we bottlefeed him, he doesnt push until his whole face turns red nor make noises as though he is trying hard to poo.. why is that so?
RRoses, if yoru baby poos 5-6 times a day, doesn't seem like he is constipating. Read that sometimes newborns may have difficulty in a bodily process that we take for granted - relaxing the muscle/spincter at the anus to allw poo to be released. If the muscle is tightened, baby will be unable to poo. So give baby some time and let nature take its course.
Also if baby getting brest milk, he should not have constipation - breast milk is wonderful in that it has the right proportion of nutrients and water for baby's health and grwoth.
Hi all Mummies,
So if watery poo is ok but y if the poo is dark green/black color ? I find it weird coz i never experience this from dear daughter but now i experience this from dear son . My dear son now drinking Nan HA 2 from malaysia before that his poo is normal yellowish color . Does any mummy experience this ?