Baby Poop Chart
What’s Normal and What’s Not?
Parents pay close attention to their newborn’s stool. Anything that seems unusual can cause a lot of anxiety. What is “normal” when it comes to stools? No single answer fits everyone. What’s normal for one baby may not be healthy for another.
Watch for sudden changes in your baby’s bowel habits. Remember, occasional changes are healthy, especially when a baby starts solid foods. Also, remember that when a baby first starts on an amino acid-based hypoallergenic formula like Neocate, it may take up to two-to three weeks for their gut to adjust.
Color, consistency, and frequency of bowel movements can differ. The type of food, either breast milk or formula, as well as the mother’s diet if the child is breastfeeding also matters. Below are some general guidelines to help you know what to expect.