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What is normal baby poop?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 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 34 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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My 2weeks baby hasnt poop.Is it normal?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 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.
A 28-year-old female asked:

My 7weeks baby poop is grey, is it normal?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 51 years experience
Normal : Stool color changes of concern in infant will be red, dark black, or chalk white one.
Last updated Jan 20, 2012


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