My Baby Is A Poo Diva

My baby is a poo diva
It was when I took Miss M for her 2-month needles that I learnt about the term ‘poo diva’ from a lovely doctor.

“So how’s everything going with Miss M?” the doctor asked.

“Everything is going really well, except, she only poos every 5 days,” I replied.

“Oh, so she’s a little poo diva is she?” the doctor proclaimed.

And that’s how the term stuck.

But let me explain the term in a little more depth because apparently there’s a lot more to it than the time between poos.

A poo diva is a baby who not only doesn’t poo often, but a baby who dislikes the feeling of doing a poo and so they hold it in until they can hold it in no more.

To a poo diva, the act of pooing is horrible and disgusting.  A poo diva does their best to not perform such a dirty, hideous act until there’s nowhere for the poo to go but out.

What my little miss ‘poo diva’ doesn’t realise is that her ‘divaness’ is working against her. Not only does it cause immense discomfort when her tiny body is trying to conceal a bucket load of shit poo when it does eventually succumb to the forces, it’s quite a lot messier than it should be.

And once it’s out, every ounce of ‘divaness’ goes out the window along with the poo up the back and out the sides of the nappy and onto clothes, furniture and mummy.

But I really shouldn’t joke about my little poo diva because initially, I thought there was something very wrong.

Numerous people were confused with our predicament because it seemed strange for a breastfed baby not to poo more often. In fact, what I learnt from our paediatrician and nurse was that it was completely normal considering her poos were runny and a mustard colour. It only starts to be a concern when the poo is hard and like pebbles – that’s constipation and a completely different concern.

Isn’t it funny, I never thought I’d talk about poo so much or be excited by it? Once I became a mum, it’s definitely gone from being a very gross topic to a very important one, particularly when after 5-7 days of Miss M feeling very uncomfortable it finally decides to make an appearance. There’s nothing more romantic than sending my husband an excited text message saying, “she pooed!!!!”

So there you have it, a post about poo.

Do you have a poo diva?

My Baby Is A Poo Diva

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. November 4, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Haha no mine was the opposite, I remember one day she poo’d 8 times in like 5 hours! It used to go everywhere too whether she held it in or not {although I think the explosive poo was to do with her allergies}.

  2. November 7, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    My first was a frequent pooer like Toni’s but number two? Total poo diva! Thankfully I was prepared for this, as my MIL was a breastfeeding counsellor and had spent a lot of time talking about breastfed baby poo on the hotline, lol. Zee used to do a poo about every 5-7 days, and when it was poo day we stayed close to home, because she would normally do about 3 in a day and all would be explosive! The amount of times I would put my hands in the capsule to pull her out and find them covered in poo is laughable! We ended up having to line the capsule with those disposable change mats because I got sick of having to pull the capsule apart to wash the cover. The worst time was when she was 5 weeks old and we had my Uncle’s funeral. We were running late and lo and behold, when I grabbed her out of the car seat she was covered head to toe in poo and we had to change her in the boot of the car before running to the church for the service! It was a shitty day in more ways than one!