Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Marianna | 2009/06/15


what is the reason for white bits in stool - newborn

My brothers baby girl is 5 days old and is drinking breastmilk and a little bit of Nan 1, (mother is struggling a little bit with the breastfeeding, but is getting the hang of it) She is just adding a little bit of Nan1 for extra, till breastfeeding is settled. Question - There is a few white solid bits in the stool,otherwise normal yellow " breastmilk"  stool. Could it be, that the milk (nan1) is not being digested properly? Do they needs to change formula

Expert's Reply



The white spots are probably due to undigested milk curds. As your sister in law is now starting to breast feed well she should only breast feed her baby.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009/06/15

Normal breastfed baby stool is mustard in colour and looks like it has little white seeds in it.

If she continues to give formula baby willnot be demanding enough milk and so her supply will drop. Giving formula in the early days is a cause of abd not a solution to breastfeeding problems.

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