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Orange Poop In Breastfed Baby
3 - 4: A young breastfed baby usually poops after every feeding or after every-other feeding (averaging 3-4 poops a day). As the weeks go by, babies tend to poop less often, some twice a day while others once every-other day. As long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have constipation, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more
3 month old breastfed baby ate a lot, then was being very fussy then had green very smelly poop. What could cause this?
Common: The list of causes for fussiness is endless, but pretty common for young infants.Stool color is defined by pigments added by the liver, which start out a dark green and change through lighter green/yellows and browns depending on how long it takes to move through digestion and how the germs act on it. The scenario is not uncommon or worrisome. ...Read more
If they act sick: A baby who is eager to feed and stays in their usual pattern is usually fine. Breast fed babies can have a little poo each feed or a big blowout every 7-10 days. If the belly is soft and baby happy, give it some time. ...Read more
2.5 week old breastfed baby had normal mustardy poops but now has green, mucus poop. He is perfectly fine otherwise. Is this normal?
My 2 month old breastfed baby is pooping olive green liquid. It is the consitency of water and he poops 6-10 times a day. What could be wrong?
Diarrhea: A 2-mo-old baby who is having diarrhea 6-10 times/day should be seen by a qualified physician to ensure that the baby is not getting dehydrated and then evaluate for possible causes. ...Read more
I think I have a stomach bug my poop is green and I'm pooping a lot can that change the color/texture of my 4month old breastfed baby poop?
Stomach virus: Is your stool watery? The color is not very important, your 4 mos old baby can get diarrhea if he catches the virus from you, so make sure you wash your hands before taking care of your baby & use hand sanitizer, lysol surfaces particularly in the bathroom. Feel & enjoy your baby. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it normal for a two month old breastfed baby to have jelly like stool that is yellow or orangish? He urinates stools regularly.
Breastfed: Yes he can have jelly like stools as a breast fed baby ...Read more
It's ok: Exclusively breast fed babies can have stools that go from yellow and runny to green in color depending on what they are eating. The iron in vitamins or cereal will change the color of the stool. Black and tar like stools or frankly bloody stools are of concern. ...Read more
3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?
Bloody milk stools: The most common cause of blood in the stool of an exclusively breast fed infant is from ingesting blood from a cracked or inflamed nipple. Other causes include rectal trauma from temperature taking, or intestinal obstruction (this is very uncommon, and usually associated with pain, vomiting, poor feeding, etc.) Breast milk allergy is very rare. ...Read more
7 week old breastfed babies poop is bright green and has a unusual smell? Is this normal or should it be cause of concern?
Infants: This is totally normal and you should stop worrying. ...Read more
My baby's poop is a bit orange in color, this started showing up this week when she started taking Tiki tiki drops for babies. Not sure if this is due to the carrot juice based veggie drink she's taking or due to the baby drops... She's doing ok, lively,
Either/ or: Poop color can reflect the undigested food coloring in what you feed them. If you have a good time line and know it is one or the other, you can either stop them or not. I don't think the color of the poo makes any difference if the kid is thriving. ...Read more
What causes yellow noisy watery poop in breastfed babies? I know its normal but I'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more
That is normal: For a newborn baby who is breast feeding. That color will likely become more yellow over the next week or two. Enjoy your baby! ...Read more
Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?
My baby is 4 months old and strictly breastfed. Why was there a long, green, mucusy, stringy thing in her poop?
Stool varies: Stool color, consistency etc. Varies with diet, hydration, viruses, etc. Granted the baby's diet hasn't changed, but sometimes the poop is effected by what mom eats. Sometimes it's a virus that turns stool green. The most important thing is that the baby continues to nurse/drink/void/stool well, and is acting normal. If everything else is fine, don't worry about a little green poop. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby is exclusively breastfed. He was pooping every 1-3 days now it's once a week and very thick like toothpaste? Is this okay? Causes?
Normal poop: Poops are normal. Normal for frequency of poops to decrease as baby gets older. ...Read more
Normal: Many breastfed infants will go days in between stools as they are able to digest that wonderful breast milk so completely that they don't have a lot of leftover to make lots of stool. If your baby's poops are soft/runny when she does have them, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Keep up the great feeding routine! ...Read more
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My 3 month breastfed & formula (on occasions) baby poop had tiny little black specs in his poo? Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Baby bowel movement: The only time we are concerned with color of a baby's stool is if it is white or has blood in it. Changes in stool's color, consistency is normal. ...Read more
My baby's poop is stringy and a brownish color. She's 4 months and is only breastfed. Did give her a little applesauce but that was weeks ago?
This sounds normal:
But you should follow your PEDIATRICIAN's advice about introduction of solid foods and foods with more "bulk" to promote more sold bowel movements. You are 19 and forgive me if I say (as a father of 3 grandfather of 6) that you are quite young and need some friendly advice about what is normal for your baby! Congrats and Good Luck I wish you and your baby Good Health!
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My 2 month old baby had a poops diaper with streaks of red blood. He is breastfed, and mom has noticed an oversupply. Anything to worry about?
Yes: Visible blood in a baby's stool is a cause for concern. Sometimes, they can feed from a mother's cracked or bleeding nipples but swallowed maternal blood should be digested. Visible blood is a sign of lower intestinal or anal/rectal bleeding and should be evaluated by a qualified professional right away. ...Read more
Yes: Can be. Babies digest different formulas in different ways. Ig healthy, growing and not uncomfortable, do not nworry. ...Read more
6mo. Baby, breastfed (no formula milk) & eating solids 1-2xday (in small amount). Only poop aftr 3-4days. Is that normal?
Yes: Expected with breastfed infants, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Had colic and green, bloody, mucus poops. Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds. Baby happy. Poop-no blood and orange. Why mucus still?
Likely caused the previous symptoms in your baby and you resolved these by adjusting your diet resulting in a happy baby with orange stool and ongoing mucous. Orange color to the stool is a variant of normal and of no concern. It will take longer for the mucous to stop as the inflammation that caused the bloody stools has to heal. Have your pediatrician check to see that your baby is growing and gaining weight well and that there is no longer traces of blood in the stool. Rarely a baby will have an enterocolitis caused by milk proteins and if present there will be traces of blood in the stool not necessarily visible. This is unlikely if the baby is comfortable and thriving. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www. Healthtap. Com/freisleben
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