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A 26-year-old male asked:

My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in runny white color (only in the evenings) but, rest all times he poops in yellow color. is it normal?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
White is not normal.: Breast fed BM's are usually yellow or green and rarely brown, of ten with small whitish curds. The yellow runny poop sounds very normal, but the white ones are suspicious of a digestive problem or that there is inadequate bile from the liver. This should be discussed with his doctor who may assess the bile duct patency if white poop persists.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Stool color and consistency ( how runny or how solid) can vary greatly, but frequency is the more important variable. Your baby is pooping in the normal range, may want to check in with the doctor if the stool is predominantly whitish

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Fort Worth, TX
A 26-year-old male asked:

My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in light yellow color instead of dark yellow. is it normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal in some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. The poo color ranges through dark green to yellows & browns based on digestive action. It is normal.

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