What should my one month old's poop look like???

Megan - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My one month old is solely breastfed. She has been have very water poop lately...it used to have a consistency like school paste...no it's more like mustard. When she does poo, it looks like water comes out first (best way to describe it is it's like when you forget to shake the mustard bottle...watery first then a little thicker). Is this diarrhea or is it normal?

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Christina - posted on 02/08/2009

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It could be normal, or maybe not.  I am not sure how long this has been going on.  I know there was one time when my daughter (probably about 5 months at the time) was having so many BM's in a day and had a bad fever and I didn't think for a second she was constipated, but my dad told me to give her an enima because there was a blockage somewhere.  Her fever went away almost immediately.  Though your daughter might not be showing signs of sickness, it probably wouldn't hurt to give her an enima and just make sure there is no blockage.  Good luck. 

Linda - posted on 02/08/2009

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I breast fed too, ... that was also five years ago lol.. but from what I can remember, it's seedy, and mustardy looking. It could change consistancy depending on what you are eating as well. I would consult the doctor if it lasts longer than a week. But it sounds normal. *hugs* good luck!

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Dana - posted on 02/09/2009

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My 3 1/2 month old breastfed baby has watery poop. She's never had formula or solids. Her poop was thicker before but has been watery for at least the past month or two. She poops only once a day now; it used to be every single diaper change and more (explosions on the changing table)! She also pooped at the pediatrician's office and he looked at it; it was normal, as watery as it was. The dr also said bf baby's poop sometimes changes color if mom eats something different (it can be green or more brownish temporarily).

Sasha - posted on 02/09/2009

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if the consistency has changed, have you had any changes in your diet?  bf babies defenitely have softer poop and mustard i think is the standard.  doesn't smell horrible either.  if it has a foul smell, go to the doc.  you can just call your pediatrician and ask her if you should come in.  also, you should keep a log of the frequency of feedings and poops to give your pediatrician a better look at the situation.  hope it helps.

Arlene - posted on 02/09/2009

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Its normal.  My boy is 2 plus months and his stool is watery, mustardy and seedy.  Sometimes its a little and sometimes its alot and explosive..lol  Bf babies should not get constipated.  Not to worry. :)

Catherine - posted on 02/09/2009

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I think it depends on the absorbancy of the nappy. My little boy's looks like curdled milk bright orange, but there is definitely more in the nappy that I can see trhough the other side, so guess that's more watery. So def normal xxx

Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2009

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Yeah, sound normal to me.  If it is watery and very frequent also then i would worry about diarrhea.  Here in New Zealand all under 5 yeara have free doctors visits and meds, so I would just take baby if ever concerned but it makes you hesitate a little more if you have to pay or its a long trip to get there.  Shes probably okay but it pays to check if at all concerned

Brydget - posted on 02/08/2009

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My girl is coming up 4wks and hers looks just like that (and usually pretty explosive when she goes)

Allie - posted on 02/08/2009

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as far as i know thats fine, its the colour that matters and mustard is fine.  my wee girl did that, now she is 6months old and her bms are firm most of the time.  if they get very watery and you are still not sure ask a doctor.

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