What color is your baby poop?
Apr02

What color is your baby poop?

How does Plain Jane milk come out the other end as Technicolor poop? Baby poop’s unique color is a combination of intestinal bacteria, bile and whatever was swallowed. Two jars of squash equals orange poop. But even when baby is only taking formula or breast milk, the color changes daily and even diaper-to-diaper as the relative composition of these components change. The characteristic yellow or green hue comes from bile. Bile is...

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Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.
Sep07

Is your newborn constipated? The real reason your little one can’t poop.

She turns red in the face, grunts, pushes…and nothing comes out. I know what you’re thinking. Poor baby, she hasn’t pooped in days. You’ve called your doctor, or consulted a baby book; you may have tried all the poop-producing tricks like the “thermometer in the bottom” and massaging her belly. Still no results. So what’s going on? The truth is that pooping is way more difficult to accomplish than you would guess. Not only does your...

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