Still No Sign Of Pooping

Today is the third day Baby C has not pooed and I brought her to see the pediatrician.  Our dr. told us that it’s normal for breastfed babies to go through long episodes of not emptying their bowels.  He asked if we wanted enema to be pumped into Baby C’s rectum but hubby said no. BTW, our dr. also advised against administering the enema and told us to wait for 2 more days and to bring her back for the enema to be administered should she not empty her bowels by then. 

Baby C also took her jab (DTP, HiB, Hep B, Polio) and the Rotavirus immunization (taken orally) today.  My brave baby must have been immuned to jabs (for she’s taken many over the past 1 month) and did not even cry when the needle was poked into her bum.  Hopefully the Rotavirus will stimulate her to empty her bowels today.

When we were inside the dr’s office, the nephrologist from HUKM called me on my handphone.  Baby C’s urine culture done last week revealed that there are some bacteria (the bacteria responsible for causing UTI) in her urine.  The bacteria must have been resistant to the new antibiotics (Trimethroprim) given to her and the dr. asked us to switch to another antibiotics.  Luckily we were in the hospital and my pediatrician prescribed the new antibiotics (Cephalexin) to her.  We may bring Baby C to a pediatric nephrologist at a private hospital for a second opinion as it’s almost impossible to see the chief nephrologist at HUKM.  The dr who saw Baby C at HUKM 3 weeks ago is only a young doctor and does not seem knowledgable.  Sigh…. I just hope our nightmare will end very soon.

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10 thoughts on “Still No Sign Of Pooping

  1. Hey..I took cephalexin for my mastities. It’s really strong antibiotics. Hope it’ll clear it off. Poor baby C…I really hope that she won’t have to need so much of Anti-biotics!!!

    She’s very brave girl…no cry! Mine wailed like nobody’s business!!!

  2. According to my paed, bf babies may not poo up to 7 days. So hopefully this is the case with Bb C. As for the antibiotics, hope the new one works for bb.

  3. She’s at 3 months, isn’t it? It happened to Cassie too. Right on the dot..once she turned 3 mths, her pooping stops. That is, no more regular pooping. Nowadays, we can go for a week w/o pooping. I’ve asked my pediatrician too and she said it is normal. My neighbor who is a retired ped said the same too. She said, it’s the classic sign of b/fed babies at 3 months old.

    My in-laws are very worried about it even though I have told them ample times some babies do go through it. I’ve read in the babycenter forum that some kids pooping went back to normal once they start to eat solid (that is at 5-6 mths old). I will be trying solid on Cassie in a week or two. Will let you know if her #2 is regular again or not.

  4. Try to massage her tummy…clock wise..and also exercise her legs…like a cycling motion.. Hope that works..

  5. hmm. i worried too wen bb don poo. but then if doc said it normal then stay cool (easier to be said than done)… stay coool stay cool o.O

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