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What causes yellow noisy watery poop in breastfed babies? i know its normal but i'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Breast milk: is the ideal food for babies. As such, most of it is absorbed in the GI tract, leaving little left over to form a solid stool. Color is dependant on the type of food ingested, how fast it moves through the intestine and the overall functioning of the gallbladder.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Newborn stools: The transit distance is shorter in newborns, and the transit time for stool from top to bottom, is shorter. The rapid transit results in a light colors, soft or pasty or seedy stool. This is exaggerated with breastmilk.

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