Formula fed newborn - how much poo ?
I really thought second time around I wouldn't be worrying about these type of things but here I am.
Orla is 3 weeks old today. She very rarely poos. She seemed normal for the first week but since then we have maybe a poo every 5 days. We thought she was constipated and the community midwife advised cooled boiled water, after 4 days of pretty much force feeding her water I rang the hospital midwives who said to switch to ready made formula and if no poo in 24 hrs go to dr. Seen by paeds dr on Sunday who said "give cooled boiled water, if carries on see GP". So we are now on Thursday and have had 2 poos in that time.
Zoe pooed at almost every nappy change but then it turns out she had some food intolerances which was probably affecting things. Is 2 poos within 6 days normal ? Do I go to the GP ?
She is also displaying all the familiar signs of reflux, so the chemist has ordered me in a tub of the prescription formula we used with Zoe and I'm going to try that. If it works then I will be going straight to the GP for a prescription (chemist said can only do 1 as a trial without prescription) as am not faffing around with the drugs when i know last time that the formula solved it straight away. I don't know whether the poo issue can be linked to reflux in anyway.