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A 34-year-old female asked:

breastfeeding my 2nd child who is a week old and her poop smells pretty bad. poop looks normal, yellow. is the reason for a bed smell?

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Prob Normal: Breastfed babies normal stool are usually yellow ; pasty in consistency, ; often malodorous. Babies have limited gut microbes at birth. Babies born vaginally acquire good healthy microbes/bacteria during birth from birth canal that those born by c-section miss. Breastfed babies acquire good microbes from mom's from nursing. Odor of stool commonly comes from breakdown by gut microbes.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2018

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