1week old not pooping as much

Hello mommas. So I am breastfeeding my baby girl only, no bottles. The first 5 days of her life she was pooping great! Even after she passed the maconium. But two days ago I have noticed she is only pooping once or twice a day... Sometimes she is acting like she is pushing( I think) but there is nothing in her diaper.. She has been peeing a lot tho.. Do you think I should be worried about?

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08/15/14
8Theresa Gould
Think about what you've eaten too that could be making her gassy.
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    08/15/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I'd only be worried if her poo is more green than seedy yellow. If it is on the green side she's getting too much fore milk so she needs to nurse longer so she gets more hind milk .
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    08/15/14
    8Theresa Gould
    That's a good thing!
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    08/15/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Is she crying in pain or just grunting and pushing? Because they do make some interesting sounds before they go even as infants!
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      08/15/14
      No worries hun, most breastfed babies absorb so much that they don't need to have a bowel movement everyday. Some babies can go up to 5 days before having a bowel movement, my daughter went 3 days in between when she was around 2 weeks. Totally normal but talk to your pediatrician if you want a professional opinion.
      One day without a bowel movement is usually no cause for concern. As long as your baby is feeding well and wetting her diaper five or six times a day, then she's most likely getting enough to eat. If she starts to become uncomfortable or has a persistently swollen abdomen, then she may need some help with pooping, and you should speak to your pediatrician about how to facilitate this.
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        08/15/14
        I have been told before that their bodies are still learning how to poop (I have no idea if it's true or not). But think about what you are eating, maybe add a little cranberry or apple juice in the mix to help her.
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