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What does normal baby poop look like?
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In brief: Pretty much aything.
Normal colors are shades of brown, yellow, and green; black, white or bloody is abnormal (although some foods can make it in those colors).
"too hard" and "too watery" are really subjective measures -- we call it diarrhea if there are too many watery stools with discomfort, and constipation if the child seems to suffer from inability to pass. And breast milk makes a classic "yellow seedy" stool.

In brief: Pretty much aything.
Normal colors are shades of brown, yellow, and green; black, white or bloody is abnormal (although some foods can make it in those colors).
"too hard" and "too watery" are really subjective measures -- we call it diarrhea if there are too many watery stools with discomfort, and constipation if the child seems to suffer from inability to pass. And breast milk makes a classic "yellow seedy" stool.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
The color is anywhere on a spectrum of yellow to orange to green to brown-- all of these colors are normal.
The consistency can be anywhere from applesauce to play-doh. It's all good. Don't spend a lot of time worrying about the color and consistency of baby poo.

In brief: Varies
The color is anywhere on a spectrum of yellow to orange to green to brown-- all of these colors are normal.
The consistency can be anywhere from applesauce to play-doh. It's all good. Don't spend a lot of time worrying about the color and consistency of baby poo.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Soft, loose, yellow
Babies older than a week should have yellowish poops with the thickness of mustard or thick spaghetti sauce.
Breastfeeding babies can have even looser poops. Formula-fed babies have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape would be too firm for the first 3-4 months of life. Poop gets darker, with brown/green colors blended in, and also gets firmer, as a baby gets older.

In brief: Soft, loose, yellow
Babies older than a week should have yellowish poops with the thickness of mustard or thick spaghetti sauce.
Breastfeeding babies can have even looser poops. Formula-fed babies have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape would be too firm for the first 3-4 months of life. Poop gets darker, with brown/green colors blended in, and also gets firmer, as a baby gets older.
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