wow, an entire post devoted exclusively to poop!
if you’re expecting your first baby, you probably have no idea just how important poop is about to become in your household. never before has poop had such priority, such meaning.
sudden, drastic changes in baby poop can be concerning though, especially for new moms. fear not! the official baby poop decoder has you covered. well, hopefully NOT “covered”, but informed!
Tarry black poop, your baby’s first poop, is called meconium. You’ll never see it again once it passes.
Mustard poop is common for breastfed babies. Supposedly breastfed babies make sweeter smelling poop. I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to meet a poop I’d call sweet.
Green poop is normal in the realm of baby poop. “Green”, “poop”, and “normal” all in one sentence. It’s so surreal.
Orange poop is also par for the course. I don’t know if it’s a par 3 or par 4. It’s definitely not a birdie.
Yellow poop - hello yellow! (It’s late, I’m tired, and I’m running out of cutesy ideas.) Yellow is normal.
Multiple color and color-changing poop - as long as the colors are listed above (sans meconium reference), there’s nothing to worry about. Baby poop changes colors on a frighteningly 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 in poop means blood has been expressed very close to the anus (i.e. no time to turn black.) Call the doc.
Blue poop can only mean one thing…