Why does my breastfed baby poop smell so bad?

As their gut becomes colonized with bacteria, the stool becomes smellier. This is a normal process. Breast-fed babies usually don’t have very smelly stools, while formula-fed babies often have a more pungent odor. Generally speaking, poop stinks, and there’s not much we can do about it.

Should breastfed baby poop smell bad?

The smell of breastfed baby poop is very mild. Some parents and caregivers do not notice an odor at all or say that the poop smells like milk or cheese. If a baby has formula along with breast milk, the scent may be stronger. When a baby transitions to solids, the smell of poop may become stronger and more unpleasant.

Why does my breastfed babies poop smell?

The scent is most often a reflection of how long the poop was in the intestines—the longer it sits in bacteria, the more it’ll smell. However, some babies with very sour- or foul-smelling poop may have an intolerance or allergy.

What kind of poop do breastfed babies have?

Breastfed baby poop is considered normal when it’s a mustard yellow, green or brown color. It is typically seedy and pasty in texture and may be runny enough to resemble diarrhea. Healthy breastfed stools will smell sweet (unlike regular bowel-movement odor).

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Is it normal for baby’s poop to smell like eggs?

The bottom line: If your child poops 10 times a day or once a week, has watery poop, seedy poop, play-do consistency poop, soft serve ice cream consistency poop, poop that smells like roses or poop that smell like rotten eggs, or poop that is green or yellow or brown—IT IS NORMAL.

How many times should a 3 month old breastfed baby poop?

Most babies will have 1 or more bowel movements daily, but it may be normal to skip 1 or 2 days if consistency is normal. Breastfed babies’ stools should be soft and slightly runny.

What does breastfed infant diarrhea look like?

Normal breastfed stools are loose (often runny and seedy). Stools are yellow, but sometimes can be green. The green color is from bile. Runny stools can even be bordered by a water ring.

Is watery poop normal for breastfed babies?

Expect your breastfed infant’s stool to be soft to runny in texture. It may also be watery, almost like the consistency of diarrhea. The texture may resemble mustard and contain small, white seed-like particles.

How often should breastfed baby poop?

As a general guideline, expect your breastfed newborn to poop after almost every feeding, usually 5-12 times per day. After a few weeks, however, baby poop frequency will dwindle to 3-4 times per day. Babies older than six weeks may poop even less often – maybe even once a week.

How does breast milk turn into poop?

Normal Bowel Movements for Breastfed Babies

Once you pass the colostrum stage, your milk will change, and their stool transitions into a brown color. The stool becomes less adhesive and easier to wipe off.

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When does breastfed baby poop change?

By 6 weeks old, breastfed babies’ poop patterns may start to change, and you may notice your baby skipping a day (or two … or even three) between bowel movements. Or not. Some babies will continue to poop several times a day or more throughout the first year. Others will go several days between dirty diapers.

Why is my breastfed baby’s poop stringy?

A cousin to mucus, stringy baby poop could be a sign of a cold or teething, or just the result of something baby has been eating. If it shows up frequently in baby’s diaper, it’s a good idea to call your pediatrician.