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Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Yes: 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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Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Can be: 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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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 19 month old twins have foamy/frothy light yellow poops. They seem to be acting normal.

My 19 month old twins have foamy/frothy light yellow poops. They seem to be acting normal.

Evaluate if persist: Do consult Healthtap, since it may not be a quick answer. It can be nl if transient. If blood noted, it needs stool testing. Some intolerance to lactose/ fats etc mat present like this. Excessive milk may cause it....there are many more causes depending on the detailed history. ...Read more

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My son is 2 months and formula fed. He is taking between 3.5 - 4 oz each feed. Today his poop was thick and green usually runny and yellow. Normal?

My son is 2 months and formula fed. He is taking between 3.5 - 4 oz each feed. Today his poop was thick and green usually runny and yellow. Normal?

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 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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My 11 week old have yellow stringy poop, is that normal? He is strictly breastfed.

My 11 week old have yellow stringy poop, is that normal? He is strictly breastfed.

Yes: Breast milk stools are most often yellow and may be stringy in texture. Make sure he is wetting diapers and gaining weight appropriately on his growth curve. Blood in the stool is abnormal. All the best. ...Read more

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