2nd October 2019

aboutkidshealth
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What causes diarrhea in newborns?

Diarrhea is when the newborn baby passes very runny, liquidy stools, sometimes at an increased frequency or more volume than normal. Diarrhea is often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. The infection is transmitted to the newborn baby through contaminated foods or if there is contact with contaminated stool.

Regarding this, is it normal for breastfed babies to have watery poop?

The bowel movements of most breastfed babies tend to be very loose, yellow, and seedy. Although they may resemble what we would consider diarrhea, this is actually totally normal. The real worry with too much diarrhea is dehydration, and young babies can get dehydrated very quickly.

Is runny yellow poop normal for newborns?

Breastfed baby poop is considered normal when it's a mustard yellow, green or brown color. It is typically seedy and pasty in texture and may be runny enough to resemble diarrhea. Healthy breastfed stools will smell sweet (unlike regular bowel-movement odor).
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