Popcorn smelling poop

Katie - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I swear for the last 2 days my child's poop has smelled like a buttery popcorn. I feel like i'm going nuts. Has any other BF mommy smelled this when they changed their child's diaper? My daughter is 5 1/2 months so she obviously doesn't eat popcorn, and I for years have hated the smell/taste so I don't touch pop corn. Help! I need answers!

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Ashleigh - posted on 08/23/2010

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Haha,its normal.I've always thought that too.I can very rarely eat microwave popcorn anymore because it smells like my babies poop.

Danielle - posted on 08/20/2010

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lol..i'm sorry thats hilarious though. often times i thought my babies breastmilk poop smelled like cheeseburgers..lol which is hilarious because they obviously arent eating cheeseburgers...but the smell your describing is normal! lol nothing to b worried about..i worked as a CNA and smelled all types as nasty as it was...and i would have prefferred buttered popcorn over some of the ones i smelled...wheaty is usually how i've hear breastmilk poo described..and popcorn could smell silmilar too.lol

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This is hilarious!! My daughters poop smelled like butter for the longest time. I told my older kids that if they smelled buttery popcorn to check the baby's diaper for poop and they thought I was nuts! LOL!!

Sarah - posted on 07/14/2010

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yep...normal :) my daughters smells like popcorn too. hard to tell if shes poopy on movie night ;)

Sara - posted on 07/14/2010

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Popcorn, and buttery. Usually separate, and usually buttery. Common with BF babies, I guess. It's funny-smelling. Lol. My son is 6 months and his poop has been like that for a few months.

Katie - posted on 07/14/2010

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but what exactly makes it smell like that? i felt like i was going crazy cause i was like "did my neighbors make popcorn or something?" cause my daughter only poops during the day, and my boyfriend works during the day so it's just me at home.

Emily - posted on 07/14/2010

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Both of my kids have had that smell with their poop!!! LOL I just thought my kids were weird.

Nicole - posted on 07/14/2010

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Yep, this is completely normal! I am with breastfeeding mothers and their babies on a frequent basis because it is my job and this is very common. It is funny that this is how everyone describes it, too: Buttered Popcorn. lol

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