Written on April 24, 2006 by Kevin.
When you have a newborn, you get used to them pooping many times a day. Just when you don't think you can change another poopy diaper, it begins to slow down.
Slowing down though is not always a good thing. I have read in numerous places now that a baby may only poop once a day or even once every 5 days. Rylan certainly likes to fluctuate but is currently working on 3 or 4 days without a poop. This made life pretty darn difficult last night when Rylan just couldn't get comfortable and decided to cry. Cry for the rest of the night.
From what I understand, breastfed babies are not supposed to have as many pooping problems as bottle fed due to the easier to digest food but as we have seen with Rylan, he likes to extend the boundaries on things.
I feel bad for my wife that is sitting at home taking care of Rylan just waiting for that diaper explosion to occur. My words of advice for her would be to plug up the nose and change that diaper like a champ. Dispose of that thing properly because I am not going to want to smell it when I get home. I can only imagine what it would smell like.
Anyone know of anything to help a baby stay regular?