Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

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Jld260191
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Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

Post by Jld260191 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:51 am

Hi everyone
My 3 and a half month old baby sleeps alot from 7pm til sometimes 5am without wanting milk then has dry dehydrated nappies until he recently got a touch of the flu which is gone now and he is waking up for feeds thru the night again but i have noticed that his nappies looked abit dehydrated again this morning he is fully breastfed he gets good nappies in the mornings and they tend not to be as heavy late afternoon/nightime before his big sleep can anyone help me with this

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Re: Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

Post by Nedsmum » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:16 am

It makes sense to me that the nappies are lighter when he's doing such a long sleep...when you say 'dry dehydrated' what do you mean ? If you are using plastic nappies then they can be so super-absorbent it can be really hard to tell what is going on... I wonder if it would be helpful to you to phone the breastfeeding helpline and talk through what's happening to get some reassurance ?

Certainly from what I remember the nappies vary greatly (my youngest is nearly 9 now!) and for me the 'sign' of dehydration would be concentrated urine (dark colour, strong smelling) rather than quantity...
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Re: Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

Post by Jld260191 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:26 am

Dry as in nothing in the nappy or next to nothing in it for hours and next nappy change after feeds is yellow wouldnt say dark dark but definitely not pale

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Re: Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

Post by Nedsmum » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:19 am

Are you or the baby taking any medication ?
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Re: Sleepy baby dehydrated nappies

Post by Jld260191 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:09 am

To the first post yes disposable nappies but no medication at all

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