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What are kinds of bowel movements should my formula-fed baby have?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Soft, yellowish poop

Formula-fed babies older than a week should have yellowish poops at least as thick as mustard or thick spaghetti sauce.
Breastfeeding babies can have looser poops. Formula-fed babies tend to have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape could 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, yellowish poop

Formula-fed babies older than a week should have yellowish poops at least as thick as mustard or thick spaghetti sauce.
Breastfeeding babies can have looser poops. Formula-fed babies tend to have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape could 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics

In brief: Soft, formed, brown

Formula-fed babies will typically have soft, formed, usually brown stools.
Hard, black, green, runny, white, tarry, red, or other variations should be discussed with you pediatrician.

In brief: Soft, formed, brown

Formula-fed babies will typically have soft, formed, usually brown stools.
Hard, black, green, runny, white, tarry, red, or other variations should be discussed with you pediatrician.
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