Most new parents find baby poop quite surprising! It has so many shades and consistencies that even experienced parents may not have seen them all.
This photo guide to baby poop will give you a good idea of what normal and what not as your newborn grows, drinks breast milk or formula, and starts eating solids. You find out when not to worry and when it wise to be concerned.
Reviewed by pediatricians Dawn Rosenberg and Jennifer Davis, September 2009Expect to find a greenish black, tarry, sticky poop that looks like motor oil in your newborn diaper. Since meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in utero, it doesn really smell so you may not realize it time for a diaper change.
When your baby is 2 to 4 days old, his poop will become lighter in color sort of an army green and less sticky. It may be runny enough to resemble diarrhea. Breastfed poop typically looks like Dijon mustard and cottage cheese mixed together and may be dotted with little seed like flecks. Interestingly, its smell isn half bad.
There are many shades of normal when it comes to Air Jordan Women Size breastfed poop. One you might see is a greener hue, which could signify that you ate something different than you normally do. If your baby isn experiencing any other symptoms, there no need Jordan Retro 8 to worry.
If you see bright green and frothy Air Jordan 2010 poop in your baby diaper, almost like algae, she probably getting too much foremilk the low calorie milk that comes first in a feeding and not enough hindmilk, the higher fat, super nutritious stuff. It could mean that you not feeding her long enough Nike Air Foamposite One on each breast. Red could mean beets, orange suggests carrots, and dark blue implies blueberries (you may see pieces of blueberry skin in there, too).
Not to worry! You probably seeing this because certain foods are only partially digestible or travel so quickly through the intestines that they don have time to completely break down. It also happens when your baby eats a lot of one type of food or doesn chew a mouthful completely before he swallows.
The time to call the doctor is if your baby poop consistently has undigested food in Jordan Pro Strong it. Call the doctor if your baby is 3 months old or younger, has more than two or three diarrhea filled diapers, or continues having diarrhea for more than a day or two.
One or two pebbly diapers isn a concern, but if your baby has three or more (or if you see blood), it best to call the doctor. Constipation often happens in babies who are being introduced to solid foods, or it can be a sign of milk or soy protein sensitivity or a lack of tolerance to something in breast milk or formula. This sometimes happens when a baby is especially drooly, since mucus in saliva often goes undigested.