get the scoop on your baby's poop
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If you find yourself spending a lot of time inspecting your baby’s diaper, you’re not alone. Many parents worry about the colour, consistency and/or frequency of their baby’s poops (stools). Your baby’s stools will change as he develops—and they may even change from one day to the next. They can vary depending on how old he is, whether he’s breastfed or bottle fed, and whether he’s started solids. Here are answers to common questions about baby stools.
What will my newborn's stools be like? During the first 2 or 3 days after birth, your baby will pass meconium. Meconium is dark greenish-black and very sticky, almost like tar. This is a sign that your baby’s bowels are working normally.
What will my baby’s stools be like if I’m breastfeeding? A breastfed baby’s stools can range in colour from a greenish-brown to bright or mustard yellow. The stools may seem grainy or curdled and loose in texture.
What stools should I expect my baby to have if I am formula feeding?
Formula fed babies generally tend to have firmer stools than breastfed babies. However, babies fed a formula with a fibre blend of galactooligosaccharides (GOS) and polydextrose may have softer stools than babies fed a formula without GOS and polydextrose. The stool colour of formula fed babies can range from pale yellow to yellowish-brown.
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get the scoop
on your baby's poop
If you find yourself spending a lot of time inspecting your baby’s diaper, you’re not alone. Many parents worry about the colour, consistency and/or frequency of their baby’s poops (stools). Your baby’s stools will change as he develops—and they may even change from one day to the next. They can vary depending on how old he is, whether he’s breastfed or bottle fed, and whether he’s started solids. Here are answers to common questions about baby stools.
What will my newborn's stools be like? During the first 2 or 3 days after birth, your baby will pass meconium. Meconium is dark greenish-black and very sticky, almost like tar. This is a sign that your baby’s bowels are working normally.
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Get the facts on normal frequency, colour, consistency and more. enfamil.ca/stools