Well today we are talking about baby poop… That’s right I said baby poop! Before I gave birth to my daughter I had no idea how much my world would revolve around her pooping. Right?!?! I know not a glamorous subject, but a really important one!
During the first few weeks I practically had a spreadsheet of how many times my daughter pooped per day and the color. Every nurse and my doctor always wanted to know how often she was pooping. Granted my sweet little baby girl had jaundice and it was really important that she poop often to get the bilirubin out of her system, which also meant she had to eat as much as possible so she would pass stool often. It was one big eating, sleeping, and pooping cycle!
Thankfully the whole family got through that stressful experience with the end result being a happy healthy baby. I knew from the get go my little darling was one tough cookie! From my experience the nurses told me what to expect with baby poop color and even showed me pictures of what colors I should expect to see, which was great because I would have been freaked out to see black poop if I hadn’t been told that would happen at the beginning and that it was suppose to! Those first few weeks have an extremely steep learning curve! My mom and doctor were on speed dial! Baby Poop is a great book to read and would also make for a great baby shower gift.
About Baby Poop
DR. Linda Palmer has written a few educational books on parenting and child health, which can be found on Amazon. Her background, “Linda ran a successful chiropractic practice for over a decade and has served as one of Mothering’s “Ask The Experts” since 2001. Her journey to help parents started when she was confronted not only with health challenges in her newborn son but also with a frustrating lack of useful advice from pediatric sources. Extensively documented, her healthy parenting books present the scientific evidence behind attachment parenting practices, supporting baby\’s immune system, and sparing drug usage.” -Christine (New Shelves Distribution)
Baby Poop is a very interesting read that can give you some insight into what your baby may be going through so you can provided a more educated guess to your doctor if your think something may be wrong or have any kind of concern. The more information you can give your doctor the more efficiently he/she can asses the situation and well being of your little one. Knowledge is power!
Baby’s GI System
I felt the beginning of the book especially read a little bit like a text book but given the subject it would be hard to avoid that when speaking about the GI system. I have very little knowledge of a persons gut flora so those beginning chapters were all new information to me and was very enlightening. DR. Palmer covers the full gambit of information from a babies gut and digestion, diet, allergies, immune functioning, breast feeding and formula, and a breakdown of baby poops; color, consistency, and frequency. I appreciated the expansiveness of her citations and references provided, showing and backing up the depth of her research.
Great Read During Pregnancy
I feel this book would have especially been a good read before I had a child because much of the information in the book I heard along the way from nurses and my doctor after having my baby, although the book goes into much deeper detail. I think it beneficial to have gone into motherhood already prepped with much of this information.
Everything is so new and overwhelming when you first have a child, it’s helpful to already have a basic knowledge in your memory bank so it’s at least the second time you’ll be hearing something when it comes from a nurse or doctor rather than the first time. I know not all doctors are created equal so while I found the information in this book to matchup with my doctor, it’s possible that others may have a different experience. The knowledge gained through reading this book can provide great questions to investigate with doctors and nurses. I feel this book has a place as a great reference material that I will no doubt be referring back to time and time again. I highly recommend giving this informative book a read.
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