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Old 05-25-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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EBF poo changing consistency

Ftm here and I am worried about my baby's poo. He is EBF and will be 5 months on the 31st. His poos have been the normal breastfed poo consistency up until about 3 weeks ago (yellow and seedy). However they have now changed and are thicker, darker orange, and stinky. His farts are stinky now too.

He was pooping once a day but I noticed this consistency change after him not pooping for three days. Mostly he is going everyday but sometimes it is every other day. I know it's normal for a ebf baby to not go everyday but could this be why the consistency changed? Also I noticed that it changed around the time that it started getting hot here (around 90 F). Could he be dehydrated?

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Old 05-25-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: EBF poo changing consistency

As long as he's having plenty of wet diapers I wouldn't worry about dehydration.

I honestly wouldn't worry about consistency change either. I have three kids, all ebf. Believe me, there are many variations of "normal" when it comes to poop! My third is my first to have stinky farts while being exclusively breastfed!

As long he doesn't seem to be in pain, my guess is that he's just fine!
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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I wouldn't worry too much either. Could be that you've started eating differently since the weather changed. His nourishment comes from what you eat, so if your diet changes, so does his.
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Re: EBF poo changing consistency

different foods you eat affect baby differently and as long as you are getting wets and poo doesn't seem to be painful don't worry too much about the consistency as tht seedy poo, green poo, peanut butter poo, and more are all normal.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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Re: EBF poo changing consistency

EBF poos can change all the time. Most of the time all is good and it's just different factors coming together to change the consistency. I'm a believer in following your gut and if you feel something is wrong, ring the doc. All should be well though!
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:08 PM   #6
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Re: EBF poo changing consistency

Thanks for your help everyone! I thought it wasn't gonna change until he started solids but I guess I was wrong.
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