Thank goodness T is a pediatric nurse and has had lots of experience with this because, if it were up to me, I'd let my baby go without pooping for a long time. What? At least he'd weigh more on the scale.
Within 15 minutes, J had a massive, struggling poop that was experienced by none other than his Grandmama, Grandaddy, Uncle, and parents. Needless to say, pictures were taken, cheers were shouted, and glasses were clinked.
Now, you'd think the problem was solved. Whatever plugged him, plugged him no more. But this isn't true. At 16 weeks, he is now averaging a dirty diaper every 5 or 6 days. We are currently on day 6 and I'm anxiously awaiting the next celebratory poop.
(Yes, I'm blogging about his bowel movements. Yes, I use cloth diapers and am kind of thrilled I don't have to wash them out in the toilet with each change. Yes, he's exclusively breastfed so I know sometimes this is normal and expected. No, his stomach is not distended, he isn't excessively fussy, he's eating normally, and has plenty of wet diapers.)
Has this ever happened to any of your babies before? Do you "wait it out" or does your pediatrician encourage taking action against constipation?