Hey Ladies! I didn't see a better place to post this question, but if there is one please let me know. My 7 month old has been pooping during the night, every night, for the past 1.5-2 weeks, last night it happened twice. He hasn't pooped during the night sense he was around 2 months old, maybe a small handful of times, but not this consistently. Is it normal for them to go backwards like this? I don't think I've changed anything about his schedule that would cause this. I've even tried giving him more "binding" foods at night to try and keep it at bay until morning. It's obviously messing with everyones sleep, so any input would be helpful!!
No experience. But, what if you gave him foods that encourage poop (prunes, pears, yams, etc.) early in the day to hopefully get things moving through so that he is more empty at night? Sorry it's messing up your schedules. I wish I could be more helpful.
Post by meritsamomma on Feb 2, 2015 13:45:05 GMT -5
So no experience here either, but we've had all sorts of ups and downs with poop and Miss K. She's gone between regular one a days to diarrhea to totally constipated and back again. Finally about two weeks ago a friend of mine suggested yogurt and a probiotic. Ever since we started this breakfast routine she now poops once first thing in the morning and usually once more sometime during the day but never later than 4pm. We're using YoBaby yogurt and JarroBaby probiotics. Hope that helps!
Post by littlelevonloohoo on Feb 2, 2015 21:13:02 GMT -5
Has your lo been on antibiotics? L had an ear infection and was on heavy antibiotics that caused a C. Difficile bacterial infection. It was brutal. He started with loose stools at all hours of the day and ended up with watery diarrhea every hour. It took a good week and a half after the antibiotics for the poop changes to start. And the diarrhea lasted a good 3 weeks.
If your concerned that there might be an actual problem, check in with your doc. L was a perfectly happy baby the whole time he was sick with no other symptoms.
ashanne88 I actually have tried that, but maybe I'm not giving it to him early enough in the day?? Maybe I'll adjust it for tomorrow and see what happens.
meritsamomma, thanks, I'll have to try the yogurt! He does get regular yogurt, but I'll give the specialty ones a try too.
@nunzchucks that could be our problem too. I honestly can't remember when we started doing two meals a day, but maybe doing three would help.
littlelevonloohoo he's not currently on any medication. He is cutting a new tooth, and is at the tail end of a cold. But he went to the DR on Friday for his flu shot and I had her take a look at his ears, etc because of the cold and she said he looked great. Ugh.
Thanks again ladies, you have given me some ideas and at least a starting point to combat this pooping situation!!
Ours started doing it too and it's been consistent over the last month or so. We have tried changing the solid schedule and it hasn't made a difference. Luckily (?) she sleeps through it, but I feel so bad in the mornings for her!
KK_8721 I feel your pain. He doesn't always wake and sometimes when he does he puts himself back to sleep. Last night he stirred for a minute and it took all the energy I had to go check on him. He was putting himself back to sleep but sure enough he pooped. He already has a diaper rash and yest infection, so I really don't want/can't leave him even if he does go back to sleep. Hopefully both of our LO's work it out soon!
Hi Ladies, I just wanted to provide you with an update on the pooping situation. I decided to take one suggestion at a time instead of changing to much at once and not knowing what worked. I started giving him yogurt a bit earlier in the day and that seems to have done the trick! We also restarted sleep training, so he's not waking up and pooping anymore either. However, he's cutting yet another tooth so we're taking a break from that, I swear we've restarted sleep training at leave 10 times by now. Anyway, I also just wanted to thank you all for your suggestions!!
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