Friday, November 23, 2007

Breastfeeding babies has lesser output?

Am referring to fully bf babies... especially calling mummies who has experience on one child was on formula milk and another was on breast milk (bm). Is there really a difference that formula feed babies are mostly heavywetter?? All I know is bf babies have very runny poo poo.

When I was trying so hard to get En En latched on the earlier days but noticed her wetting is so little. PIL and my parent were stressing me to give her formula and water. (Claimed that En En never get enough liquid) I was leaking that time and I don't think I have milk production problem. The problem is I didn't consistently bf her after introduced her the formula milk and I thought I could changed her back to the b**bies but it never susceed.

Since then, she's having big volume of output till we label her as one heavywetter baby. What about infant on bm vs toddler on bm? Are they still not any heavywetter? Please share with me your experience.

8 comments:

slavemom said...

I guess it makes sense that formula fed babies r heavywetters coz they r fed more water (as fm is considered heaty). Where as breastfed bb get sufficient liquid if they're bf exclusively. And yes, bf bb hv softer output and they poo poo less often (some can drag on to once a wk) coz bm is easily absorbed.
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Peridot&Sapphire said...

so, should I worry if my mum or MIL ask why baby never poo if on bm? to her is everyday must poo poo one... feel so confuse and difficult to make them understand. i think they will r ush the baby to hospital... haha!

Peridot&Sapphire said...

oh yes... thanks for the tag!

jazzmint said...

i think their digestive is better. but compare my girl with my boy, boy poos more..and he got business everyday

huisia said...

actually my thought is like what you said, bf baby has less output, just like my baby, only poo after 3 or 4 days. Now, i have let him on semi-solid, you know, he can poo everyday. Even doctor told me it's normal for bf baby poos less.

lotus said...

I think it depends on the baby also. Abigail was bf and still had the soft poo everyday, 2-3 times a day! Initially up to 5 times a day hehehehe. Dunno about the weeing frequency though, actually I forgot hehe.

I guess it depended on how much water I drink too, cos it dilutes the breast milk, so baby drink more = wee more.

I found also that if I took tea and bf my daughter, she would have more wee, more frequently.

Now on solids she started out pooing once a day, now it is twice or three times... back to her old ways again!

A said...

When I bf Darrius exclusively for almost 18 months, he don't have much problems with poo-poo. In fact when he was not on solid, he can poo almost everyday.

MAybe every baby is different?

Angeleyes said...

oops... that was me earlier...