Diapers and Digestion

Your newborn should have his first bowel movement some time in the first 24 hours of life. He may continue to pass meconium over the first day or so, but if he is feeding well you’ll notice that over a few days the stool goes from black to dark green to yellow in color. Breastfed babies usually pass poop that looks like Dijon mustard, watery with little whitish seedy-looking bits. Formula-fed babies may have less watery stool, usually pasty in consistency and yellow or tan in color. Many parents get concerned if they see the stool is green rather than yellow. In truth, all earth tones are fine, from yellow to green to brown.

When to Call Muddy Creek Pediatrics

There are two colors stool should not be. One is white. The other is red. Call us immediately if you discover these conditions.

 Click here for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.