OK, so who really wants to go there? But in reality we all wonder if our baby’s poop is normal! Sudden changes in poop can be very concerning, especially for new mother’s. So here is a little informational table to inform us all:
Tarry & Sticky Black Poop. For the first week or so, your baby’s first poop is called meconium. Looks weird, but totally normal.
Mustard/Yellow Poop. Yellow, seedy, and runny common for breastfed babies.
Green Poop. It usually comes from their waste moving quickly through the tract.
Tan Poop. Tan-colored and soft are normal for formula-fed babies. As solids are introduced your baby's poop will become browner and smellier.
Multiple Color And Color-Changing Poop. As long as the colors are listed above there’s nothing to worry about. Baby poop changes colors on a regular basis.
Chalky White Poop. Could indicate that there is no bile from the liver to digest food. Call the doc.
Tarry Black Poop. When NOT the first poop, could mean there is blood in the digestive tract. Call the doc.
Bright Red Blood Poop. Blood has been expressed very close to the anus (i.e. no time to turn black.) Call the doc.