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Color of stools
By Jo-Anne Lawless, HCA, LC

Jo-Anne LawlessQ. I understand that the color of breastfed babies' stools should be yellowish with cottage cheese texture. My three week old son had two bowel movements that were greenish in color. Could this be releated to someting I ate, or something more serious?

A. A new baby's stool can be anything from mustard yellow to a yellowish green and still be perfectly normal. Even a watery green that shows up occasionally is not a worry. Exposure to air turns a baby's BM green as well.

The texture of the stool is soft, and the frequency is entirely dependent on your baby, so if he goes for a few days without a movement, or has several in one day, that is normal.

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