After 6 days of no poop (the baby, not me), I got concerned and called the doc even though googling this actually will tell you it’s normal.
They suggest rectal stimulation, which meant poking him in the butt with a thermometer or Q-tip. You never feel quite so creepy as when you type “rectal stimulation baby” into google. I wanted to make sure I was doing it correctly!
Poking a squirmy baby in the butt is easier said then done. I chose to go with the Q-tip since it was disposable. I put a little Vaseline on the tip, stuck the cotton part in, gave it a little turn and waited for a miracle.
Nothing came exploding out like the Internet warned me about. I had covered everything in towels just in case. But a few hours later the poop strike was over and we had an impressive full load diaper. Pretty amazing when simple stuff works!