The ?Rainbow

The ?Rainbow

No we all know not to Dr Google!

But did you know there is a rainbow when it comes to your little ones poop.

BLACK

Expect a greenish-black, tar-like poop when your baby is 2-4 days old. This poop is called ‘meconium.’ It will likely be thick and sticky with the appearance of Tar.
This shows bub has started digesting their breast milk or formula and is a good sign.

MUSTARD

This is the color your baby’s meconium poop will change to if you are exclusively breastfeeding. Funnily enough it won’t smell much and it’s also normal!

TAN

You can expect a slightly darker shade OF YELLOW when your baby is on formula rather than breast milk. It may Ben a little thick and may not be as pleasant as the other yellow.

GREEN

Are you BF ing, do you have a fast let down?
This could mean bubba is getting lots fore milk and not enough of the more calorie- rich hindmilk. As baby feeds from the breast, the first milk they get is lactose (sugar). IF it continues for more then a few days check it out with your medical health professional.

DARK GREEN

Is your babe taking an iron supplement or is having formula with extra iron?
This could be the cause.

BROWN
This will begin to happen after baby begins to eat sold foods.

COLOURS THAT WARRANT INVESTIGATION

There are certain colors of baby poop where you should seek medical advice immediately- just in case.

WHITE
Lack of bile or perhaps a chalky texture

RED

Little flecks in the poop could mean a food allergy

BLACK

Although meconium can produce BLACK poop after this newborn phase could be a sign of bleeding.

In this instance, seek medical attention immediately.

End of the Day … when in doubt, seek medical advice!