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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Yellow & Seedy

What it is: Breast milk poo
When: As long as your baby is exclusively breastfed
What you need to know: "The best description I ever heard of breastfed stool is that it's like mustard being shot out of a cannon," says Dr. Wolovits. Breast milk poop can indeed be that yellow. And it definitely comes with some force behind it! Almost every veteran mom has a story of being hit by projectile poop, so take our advice: have a new diaper ready to go as soon as you remove the soiled one. Breast milk poop is yellowish-green and seedy. It's not formed, but it's not exactly liquid either. The color and consistency may change slightly from day to day, but in general, it's squishy, yellow-hued and non-offensive. Chalk it up as another benefit of breastfeeding: breast milk poo doesn't really stink! (It has a unique smell that's sometime described as sweet or yeasty.)

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