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Newborn stools

Normal stools in the newborn vary widely in color and consistency. At birth, stools are usually sticky green-black and in a few days, they can be any thing from spinach-green, yellow or brown. Breast fed babies often poop after every feed while formula fed babies usually stool less often. Any where from one stool every three days, to up to 10-14 small stools per day is considered normal.  The important thing to monitor in newborn stools is the consistency. Normally the stools are pasty, seedy and slightly loose. If the stools are watery, excessive, bloody or if they are so hard that the child cries while pooping, then a pediatrician should be consulted.