Breastfed baby poop

Breastmilk is very easy to digest, so easy that it can actually have a laxative effect on babies. Exclusively breast fed baby poop is usually a shade of yellow/brown and is very loose/seedy in texture. It can change to a greenish color, but you should watch out if it does. Some green is normal, but foamy, watery green could mean they're getting too much foremilk and not enough of the nutrient rich hindmilk.

Also, breastfed baby poop supposedly doesn't smell as bad . I've never formula fed so I don't know for sure, but I will say that before avery started solids her poop was more of a sweet, yeast-like smell (not particularly pleasant, but not awful either). When she started solids her poop changed IMMEDIATELY. that stuff smells so bad it makes me gag sometimes...

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      The laxative effect is there to flush jaundice out and keep it away. :D I just learned that. Your body detects if your baby needs the extra to get it out of their system.
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