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What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

What are the stool's characteristics of a 3month old infant who is on a 100% milk formula feeding?

Varies some: Most develop regular stooling at a frequency of 1 or more daily. Color varies through shades of green to yellow to brown. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed, breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient, sugest if ok?

3week baby poop yelow seedy mucusy after every feed, breastfeeding her 1st n then formula feeding her post it as breastmilk not sufficient, sugest if ok?

Infant stools: Yellow, seedy, nonbloody stools are normal in a formula fed infant. Changing from breast to formula, or changing from one formula to another can cause changes in stool frequency and appearance. Sudden changes in stools, if associated with irritability, bloody stools, vomiting, lethargy or any other symptom of illness should be evaluated prompty. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months old. Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding. Lately I've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

My baby is 2 months old. Her poop been watery since newborn I am breast & formula feeding. Lately I've been eating dairy & chocolates could that be caus?

Newborn poop: A 2 month old will have loose stools depending on whether they are breast or bottle fed. Normally yellow loose (looks like mustard or posse cottage cheese) can be normal. Some babies are sensitive to what the mother eats if she is breastfeeding and you can try eliminating dairy etc but I would
sto[ formula feeds and try exclusively breast feeding to see if it improves. ...Read more

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My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

My 12 week old formula fed infant appears to be constipated. Is there anything I can do to help him have a bowel movement?

Yes, but...: Keep in mind the symptoms of constipation are by definition hard and painful to pass stools. Remember a little pushing and uncomfortableness is ok as long as the stools are soft. Also an every other day stool for some bottle fed babies is fine. Keep in mind the position babies are in as they stool, FLAT ON THEIR BACK. Can you imagine? One oz water and one oz apple juice once will help. ...Read more

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6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?

No: Is he is eating normally? No vomiting? Bring your baby to a pediatrician for eval. He is might developing stomach virus and need a close follow up. ...Read more

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Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?

Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more

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What causes poop to be green in some babies?

What causes poop to be green in some babies?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

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 formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny. Is this normal? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny. Is this normal? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

Yes: Dark green/almost black stools are indeed normal color for some infants. If the stools are totally black, ask doc to check for hidden blood. But just very dark green are okay, as are the various yellow, greens, oranges and browns. Bad color is pure white, totally black, or red bloody. (purple would be weird too, but I've seen that only after purple birthday cake!) also, runny is good for baby poo. ...Read more

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My baby is 2months formula fed and she have been pooping dark green is that normal?

My baby is 2months formula fed and she have been pooping dark green is that normal?

Could be: Speak with the pediatrician. It could just be a problem in the child's diet. Maybe a trial on breast feeding or a change in formula if that is what the baby is eating may make things better. ...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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4month old baby boy. Breast fed & 2 times formula in a day. Dark green smelly poop?

4month old baby boy. Breast fed & 2 times formula in a day. Dark green smelly poop?

Baby poop: Can be many different colors naturally and this is not usually a sign of any problem. In breastfed babies anything that the mother consumes can affect the baby's poop. As long as your baby otherwise appears well, and is well hydrated, this is not usually a reason for concern. Signs of dehydration in a baby as illustrated, are reason for medical attention. ...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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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies. My baby is 6 month old now. He is on lf milk from 3 month....Is it safe...He develops loose poo?

Several types: Most of the major formula makers offer a lactose free cow milk product, and the soy milk formulas are naturally lactose free. Just look at the labels, their marking is quite specific. ...Read more

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Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Poor Digestion: For infants mucus in the stool suggest poor digestion. Depending on when you changed the formula the mucus in the still may still be there. Mucus without blood may not be a problem. Discuss this with your doctor if it persist. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

My 5 month old has had like 10 bowel moments a day for 2 weeks. Formula Feeding well and acting normal. Stool is semi formed but mucous. What should I?

GI PROBLEM: I think that after two weeks of consistently unusual bowel movements, you should make an appointment to see your child's doctor. They may not have any specific recommendations or order any specific tests, but two weeks worth of symptoms would certainly justify a face to face examination. ...Read more

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When breast fed babies skip days without having a bowel movement does it cause tummy aches?

When breast fed babies skip days without having a bowel movement does it cause tummy aches?

Bowel movements: Breast fed babies can skip up to seven days and more. This does not cause pain although when they do have a movement they may grunt and make faces, but this is normal. The most important thing is a normal soft to watery consistency. ...Read more

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What to do for infant 5 weeks who is constipated. Breast fed with rice cereal in pumped milk for reflux, also on Zantac (ranitidine) two times daily. Has not had bowel movement in two days and is very fussy

Breast fed baby: Your babys " constipation" may not be related to the rice cereal at all. Breast fed babies can go a whole week without having a stool and are not considered constipated. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...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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My 2month old baby girl uses fromula and she is also breast fed. Her poo may also come out green should I be worried?

My 2month old baby girl uses fromula and she is also breast fed. Her poo may also come out green should I be worried?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months. ...Read more

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