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what is normal baby poop?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Varies with age/food: The first couple days the poop is thick, dark and tarry. On day 3-5 of life poops generally change to yellow and seedy- this happens as your milk comes in. Poops will stay a liquid consistency until you introduce solids foods sometime between 4-6 months. Colors may range from brown to green to yellow. If your baby's poops are ever red, black or white call your pediatrician.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yellowish, very soft: Babies older than a week should have yellowish poops with the thickness of mustard or thick spaghetti sauce. Breastfeeding babies can have even looser poops. Formula-fed babies have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape would be too firm for the first 3-4 months of life. Poop gets darker, with brown/green colors blended in, and also gets firmer, as a baby gets older.

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What does normal baby poop look like?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pretty much aything.: Normal colors are shades of brown, yellow, and green; black, white or bloody is abnormal (although some foods can make it in those colors). "too hard" and "too watery" are really subjective measures -- we call it diarrhea if there are too many watery stools with discomfort, and constipation if the child seems to suffer from inability to pass. And breast milk makes a classic "yellow seedy" stool.
A 35-year-old female asked:

My baby is five months old not being breastfed and has seedy poop is that normal

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Can be.Babies digest different formulas in different ways.Ig healthy, growing and not uncomfortable, do not nworry.
A 46-year-old member asked:

3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

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Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics 22 years experience
BM: A 3 month old baby can have many bm's per day. It is common, in fact, for babies to have a bm everytime they feed.
A 32-year-old female asked:

My 2weeks baby hasnt poop.Is it normal?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Poop in 2 wk old: Sometimes this happens for a short time. Are you breast feeding? If poop does not come soon, then call your pediatrician to report this.
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A female asked:

What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Pigment: Bile/digestive pigments constitute to the yellowish, orangish , brownish colors. Early in life the quantities of this pigment can vary. The first stools are black/meconium then once the intestinal tract matures the stool becomes more seedy, yellowish-brown. Good luck.

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