Baby Poop 101: What's Normal, What's Not

Trying to decode what's normal -- or not -- in your baby's diaper? Check our our baby poop primer! (15 Photos)

By Jennifer L.W. Fink on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:10PM

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Baby Poop 101: What's Normal, What's Not

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Pea-Soup Poo

What it is: Frothy green poop
When: Rare
What you need to know: Green, frothy stools are often a sign of a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance in breastfed babies, so if you see foamy green poo, call your pediatrician or lactation consultant. Foremilk, the first milk you baby gets during a feeding, is thin and watery; hindmilk is thicker (think of milk with cream) and contains more fat and calories. Green frothy poop is usually the result of too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk. Letting your baby decide when to come off the breast (instead of switching him after a pre-determined time) may resolve the issue.

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