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Doctor insights on: Infant Feces Color

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Eating beets change breastmilk color?is it safe during breastfeeding?will baby stool color change if i ate beets during breastfeeding?

Eating beets change breastmilk color?is it safe during breastfeeding?will baby stool color change if i ate beets during breastfeeding?

Safe: Excellent nutrition and may increase milk production. They will not cause your breast milk to change colour or change the colour of your baby's stool. All the best. ...Read more

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Is green poop normal in a breastfed newborn?

Is green poop normal in a breastfed newborn?

Green is OK: Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown.It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert the very dark bile to lighter shades over time. Geen = less time in the system. ...Read more

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3mo formula changed from Similac Sensitive to Enfamil AR. Wet stools/diarrhea, awful diaper rash, & very pale yellow-green pasty stools. Milk change?

3mo formula changed from Similac Sensitive to Enfamil AR. Wet stools/diarrhea, awful diaper rash, & very pale yellow-green pasty stools. Milk change?

That is possible : stools expected to change w/formula change until your baby's intestine adjusts to new formula. Greenish yellow seedy stools are a normal stool color for babies. There are many. Is the baby excessively fussy /gassy. If not, give it a bit longer to see how your baby is adjusting. Many changes & you can't tell what works. for rash-barrier ointment & air helpful can mix maalox w/it and apply ...Read more

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What colour is clay colored stool?

What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey. ...Read more

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What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

Varies: The color depends on diet and bile output during the illness. I have seen blue poop from blue Popsicles or Gatorade. They can be almost clear mucous to brownish water, but very frequently are a beige/creamy white. The hallmark is the horrible smell that goes along with rotavirus - I can walk in a room and tell a baby in there has the illness. ...Read more

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

Not mildew: If this is a persistent problem, you may want to get it checked out especially for fat malabsorption (Celiac disease etc) when the stool floats. If this happens only for a few days, don't be worried over it. It is unlikely to be mildew even though yeast is a usually resident in the intestines. ...Read more

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Does salmonella-infected food change color?

Does salmonella-infected food change color?

Salmonella: Salmonella does not usually affect the taste or smell of food to include chicken. Ref: https://now.tufts.edu/articles/food-bacteria-smell-taste-bad-illness. It doesn't usually change to appearance of food. However, an Environmental Salmonella Test does change color if Salmonella is present. ...Read more

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Toddler with green stool ?

Toddler with green stool ?

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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When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

At conception: When the sperm and egg combine their genetic material, the eye and skin color are determined. ...Read more

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What causes grey colored stool in children?

Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok. ...Read more

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Orange colour stool is normal?

Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. ...Read more

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2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?

2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries  most of the day. Formula change?

In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can powdered donuts cause pale color stool?

Can powdered donuts cause pale color stool?

Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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Why does a patient having hepatic jaundice would pass clay colored stools when his urine is dark colored and his body produces urobilinogen?

Why does a patient having hepatic jaundice would pass clay colored stools when his urine is dark colored and his body produces urobilinogen?

Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a yellow breakdown of hemoglobin from old red blood cells. It is cleared normally from the body by the liver and is passed in the bile to help digest fats; it gives stool a brown color. When the liver can't clear bilirubin, it builds up in the body and the skin turns yellow (jaundiced). Elevated levels are excreted in the urine (urobilinogen=brown urine) while stool turns clay color. ...Read more

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What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

No problem: All people have E Coli in their feces but it is not a pathogen. An infant getting a small amount of her own stool in her mouth will suffer no consequences. ...Read more