What is normal and what is not with baby if?

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What is normal and what is not with baby if?
What is normal and what is not with baby if?

When a baby arrives,whether first born or not, mothers have their own long list of questions and concerns related to raising them.

When you change the baby's diapers, in addition to cutting the baby's skin, you will also be impressed by how often the baby poops and what the stools arehis. What is normal and what is not with baby if?


The term "meconium" is what specialists call the baby's first feces after birth. They are the result of substances received by the baby in the mother's womb, such as amniotic fluid, mucus, lanugo (hairs that cover the body of the fetus). These stools have no smell, but are dark in color, almost black, and have a sticky texture.

If you breastfeed your baby, his stool will be colored yellow and sometimes with a green tint. They have a creamy texture and a faint smell.

When the baby is fed with artificial milk

Babies fed artificial milk have thicker stools. They are brown, sometimes mixed with yellow and green. Their smell is peculiar and sharper than the feces of babies fed only breast milk.

For constipation

You should know that babies also suffer from constipation. Constipation brings discomfort to the baby and usually occurs when feeding the baby with more solid food or from intolerance to breast milk or artificial milk. It is good to consult your pediatrician.


Diarrhea can occur in the presence of infection, from food, milk. It has a pungent smell, it is yellowish in color. If your baby has diarrhea for more than 24 hours, you also need consultation with a specialist.

Iron supplements

baby for some reason you had to give him supplements enriched with iron, his stools may turn dark green or black. But if your baby does not take such supplements, but passes very dark stools, it is good to consult a pediatrician.

When the baby takes solid food

As soon as your baby starts consuming solid food, you will notice a change in his stools. This change will be especially noticeable if you have breastfed your baby until now because they will acquire a strong smell.

starts feeding on harder food and the Akita's texture changes. They become denser and darker in color. It is good to know that some foods have a coloring effect, such as beets, pumpkin, carrots, blueberries, corn. They can change the color of the stool.

Blood in the diapers

Blood in diapers always requires attention. It can be bright red or almost black. Bleeding may be caused by a food allergy, bacterial infection, or a small tear in the anus during a bowel movement (especially if the baby is constipated).

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