A 27-year-old female asked:
Newborn passing hard stools (pellets). she cries when she is passing stools.
she is on formula as i struggle with breastfeeding.
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can teach: Her pediatrician can evaluate and teach parents how to manually help a baby poop. Babies at 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 its shape would be too firm for the first few months of life. Pumped or direct breast milk helps too.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2020
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