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Take a stroll on this section of fun facts and practical tips that you may or may not know yet! Learn from our list of helpful insights for your little one’s life full of firsts.

Guide to Baby’s Poop

It’s not unusual to feel fear when your baby is sick.Of course,it will be always your first priority making your baby feel good and comfortable by any means. Especially nowadays, that there are lots of health problems that your baby might actually experience. So, let’s discuss about baby’s poop which is one of the usual concern of mommies like you. Questions like “what is the ideal color of my baby’s poop?”, “what factors might be affecting the color and odor of the poop?” and “what does my baby’s poop color and odor have to say abouth is health?” might be boggling your mind sometimes. Observing your baby’s poop color and odor is a great way to understand what might probably be going oninyourbaby’s digestive tract from top to bottom. Let’s first discuss the possible color of your baby’s poop.

  • Dark green. ​Your baby’s poop might get a little dark green sometimes. Causes of these might be food that was eaten like green leafy vegetables, green food powder, juice from vegetable or fruits, antibiotics or iron supplements. If it’s not because of those things, green poop may be a sign that your baby’s processing of digestion of food is too fast and undergoing on malabsorption.
  • Mustard yellow. ​ Or slight orangish poop of your baby is normal especially if you are exclusively breastfeeding.
  • Tan.​ If your baby is on formula and your baby’s poop is tan then it is normal.
  • Brown.​ Your baby’s poop will start to turn brown when he begins to start eating more solid foods
  • White.​ When your baby’s poop color is white, this might be a sign that he has a problem in digestion and his liver might not be producing enough bile. You might be needing to call your pediatrician right away.
  • Red. ​Red poop indicates either a normal one or a sign that he has a problem. This can happen after eating beets, might be a cause of a dairy allergy, might be caused by small tears in the skin created by straining to poop or might be a sign of bacterial infection. If these things happen, you need to call the immediate attention of your pediatrician.
  • Black.​ Black poop might be a sign of bleeding. Immediate call of attention of your pediatrician is needed.

Your baby’s poop odor actually indicates how long it stayed in the intestines because the longer it sits in bacteria, the more it will smell. If your baby is on breast feeding, it doesn’t stink at all while if your baby is on formula-feeding, expect it to slightly stink. When your baby starts to eat solid foods especially protein,expect their poop to stink. If you think that their poop is unusually stinky, call your pediatrician's attention immediately.

Talking to your pediatrician about your baby’s ongoing development is a must for you to monitor your little one's health. This might actually help you learn what your baby is experiencing and will help you to stop any serious matters from existing which may lead to something you never wished to.

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