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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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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.

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Yes: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced infant or red stool with diarrhea or tarry stool needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Since I started pumping to store breast milk my 6 wk old EBF baby's stool is green and slimy. Is this normal? . It used to be yellow and seedy before.

Since I started pumping to store breast milk my 6 wk old EBF baby's stool is green and slimy. Is this normal? . It used to be yellow and seedy before.

Stool color: Newborn stool color will often change color. Yellow and seedy is common in the first few weeks after birth (after the first days of meconium). Color can change from yellow to green to brown and various shades in between. The stool at this age should not be red, white, black, or hard. Make sure you're storing your milk correctly. Other? 's, consult with your pediatrician or via healthtap concierge. ...Read more

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What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

Pigment: Bile/digestive pigments constitute to the yellowish, orangish, brownish colors. Early in life the quantities of this pigment can vary. The first stools are black/meconium then once the intestinal tract matures the stool becomes more seedy, yellowish-brown. Good luck. ...Read more

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My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

Breast milk poo: The stool of breast fed babies can vary in color and consistency without cause for concern, provided there is no blood, fever, vomiting, irritability, abdominal distension or loss of weight. If other children in the home or daycare are having similar symptoms, it may be due to infection. ...Read more

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Baby is 2 months her poop is green, sometimes green/yellow with seeds like the first week she was born with the seeds. Is this normal?

Baby is 2 months her poop is green, sometimes green/yellow with seeds like the first week she was born with the seeds. Is this normal?

Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 11 weeks old baby have a green-yellow seedy poop?

Is it normal for 11 weeks old baby have a green-yellow seedy poop?

Absolutely!: The color is perfectly normal. What you don't want to see is white, grey or very light tan color (acholic stool). This would indicate a problem with flow of bile from the liver to the intestines. ...Read more

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My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver. The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. ...Read more

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My baby have green and yellow poop and having mucus she is formula fed she poop 5 times per day and less pee she is 6 months old?

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My baby have green and yellow poop and having mucus she is formula fed she poop 5 times per day and less pee she is 6 months old?

Here are some. ..: How is her mental and physical development? Has the possible food allergy such as to milk been sorted out yet? So, consult her pediatrician for a general work-up. .. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby grunts when she's poops and it seem like its hard for to push but its yellow and water and she is breast fed normal?

My 1 month old baby grunts when she's poops and it seem like its hard for to push but its yellow and water and she is breast fed normal?

Yes.: Normal babies grunt, turn red, and sometimes cry when they poop. They have to learn to use their stomach muscles to push the poop out, just like they have to learn to use their arms and legs. As long as it comes out soft, she's ok. ...Read more

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White stuff in baby poop....poop is in yellow color and there is some white stuff present in it. ..she is 4 months old and is breast feeded.

White stuff in baby poop....poop is in yellow color and there is some white stuff present in it. ..she is 4 months old and is breast feeded.

Hard to says: A 4 months old stool can be green, yellow and seedy. Not too sure what the white stuff is unless seen in real life. I would suggest a visit with your doctor to confirm these findings. Provided the baby is just breast fed, and no other symptoms are present this can be followed up with your doctor at the next appointment. ...Read more

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When my baby poops, there is a thick layer of the yellow poop coated on his butt cheek. I know this is an odd question, but how can I prevent this?

When my baby poops, there is a thick layer of the yellow poop coated on his butt cheek. I know this is an odd question, but how can I prevent this?

Keep cleaning: A newborn or babies poop can be sticky like silly putty but smellier. I would recommend immediate diaper changes as soon as you know he has left you a gift. Soap and water works better than wipes in my opinion. If you have a small tub or kitchen spray this works wonders for clean up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby has yellow liquid poop. Could it be from the breast milk?

My baby has yellow liquid poop. Could it be from the breast milk?

Could be: The poop (fecal matter) from breast milk (congratulations you are feeding correctly) is usually much looser at the beginning of breast feeding you must remember whatever you eat comes through in the breast milk the stool will harden up eventually so go ahead and to continue the breast feeding and enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?

2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?

Baby poop: What you are describing all sounds very normal. The poop is a reflection of the bacteria in the baby's gut as well as your diet (as you are sometimes breast feeding). Babies often cry when trying to have bowel movements - it's a new thing for them and they have to learn how to relax a sphincter and at the same time are bearing down to push the stool out - they get frustrated/cry - it gets better ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, blue, or even purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If he has a persistent change in his stool habits, you should contact his physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern.

If he is having continued diarrhea, or a change in color unrelated to diet, give his doctor a call. They may want to check his stool for bacterial, viruses, parasites, and other things to give clues as to why he is having this ongoing problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby passing out stool 5 to 6 times a day. Is it normal? Stool is soft sometimes yellow sometimes green?

My 10 month old baby passing out stool 5 to 6 times a day. Is it normal? Stool is soft sometimes yellow sometimes green?

How fed????: Breast fed infants may stool a every feeding or once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern is more likely to be a few daily or at least every other day. If stools are soft & baby feeds well & plays, there is no reason to be concerned. If a poor feeder & not wetting diapers at least every 6 hours, I would have her checked.Stool color varies thru greens-yellow-brown ...Read more

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What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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My baby is 1 month age. I use fumula feeding no breastfed. Now he has stool around 10 time a day. But his stool is yellow and dark green colour.

My baby is 1 month age. I use fumula feeding no breastfed. Now he has stool around 10 time a day. But his stool is yellow and dark green colour.

Probably fine: I would not be worried about this kind of regular stooling pattern at this age as long as the child appears normal otherwise, is active &feeding well, growing normally and is receiving an approved baby formula, prepared or diluted properly. The baby's digestive system is still getting used to the child's new environment outsdide the uterus. Anything else seems amiss? Do check promptly with your md. ...Read more

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My baby is 4months old he do poo like after or between every feed, stool looks sometimes yellowes green sometime only green with white chuckes inside.

My baby is 4months old he do poo like after or between every feed, stool looks sometimes yellowes green sometime only green with white chuckes inside.

Normal: Breastfeeding infant stool can be yellow, green or brown, runny or oatmeal consistency, and zero to several times per day. Seek medical care if there is blood in the poop or if the poop is all white or grey in color. ...Read more

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My baby is 5m old was mixed fed till 3.5m and now on formula his stool turned from yellow mustard to dark green do I need to worry?

My baby is 5m old was mixed fed till 3.5m and now on formula his stool turned from yellow mustard to dark green do I need to worry?

No worries...: Stools come in a variety of fun colors... red (without having had a red food) or white would concern me. All the rest just add to the fun of the diaper change ;) ...Read more

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Our 5 month old baby passed stool that is a large ball of yellow jelly - very jelly like. What could be the cause and what action should we take?

Our 5 month old baby passed stool that is a large ball of yellow jelly - very jelly like. What could be the cause and what action should we take?

Jelly Stool: The stools of infants vary greatly in color and texture ranging from loose mustard yellow to hard dark brown. However, a jelly secretion implies a blockage of stool from passing and is of concern. If your baby is comfortable and without other problems, call your doctor for further advice and care. If your baby has any other symptom (crying, fussy, bloated, etc) seek immediate help, go to ER. ...Read more

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6-mnth old baby; mornin stool normal: big bout-yellow semi-solid; during the day: 2-3x small watery yellow/green stools. Y? Due 2 introducin new food?

6-mnth old baby; mornin stool normal: big bout-yellow semi-solid; during the day: 2-3x small watery yellow/green stools. Y? Due 2 introducin new food?

More info needed: What did you feed your baby?
What kind of milk--breast or formula are you using?

Has your baby been exposed to anyone who is ill with diarrhea?

Please let your pediatrician evaluate your youngster if symptoms of diarrhea persist into the next day.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My child is 23days old n he has a yellow stool n it's like it's stretching like elastic, is that normal?

Hi Dr. My child is 23days old n he has a yellow stool n it's like it's stretching like elastic, is that normal?

See below: You must be breast feeding, as yellow mushy stools are seen especially with breast fed infants. He may stool after every feeding. Make sure infant is urinating 6-8 times a day or you may need to add some water to his diet.. ...Read more

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