Baby Poop Milestones

 

Baby poop milestones are basically the changes that occur or the progress with the stool of your baby as he/she breastfeed. These changes are quite significant they tell you what to expect each day and you know when your baby is breastfeeding adequately or when there is no problem with your baby’s feeding.

The milestone involves the changes in the color of stool and the number of wet diapers you expect in a day. The milestones occur within the first 5 days of life and the stools stabilize over time from the 5th day.

DAY 1
Meconium Stool

On day 1, you should expect that your baby would produce at least one wet diaper and one meconium stool by 24 hours of age. Meconium is a black tarry stool and is the first stool,  it is composed of materials ingested by your baby in the womb.

 

DAY 2

On day 2, your baby should produce at least two wet diapers and two early transitional stools in a 24-hour period by 48 hours of age. The transitional stool is a yellow-green watery stool, shifting from meconium to the milk stool.

DAY 3
Transitional Stool

Transitional stools will still occur but the number of wet diapers would increase. Your baby should produce at least three wet diapers and three transitional stools in a 24-hour period by 72 hours of age.

DAY 4

The fourth day usually varies it can still be a transitional milk or would have become the yellow milk stool. You baby would produce at least four wet diapers and three to four yellow-green transitional stools or yellow milk in a 24-hour period by 96 hours of age.

DAY 5
Yellow Milk Stool

The fifth day is the peak of the poop milestone, and your baby should produce at least five wet diapers and three to four yellow milk stools per day; the stools are typically explosive and have a curdy or seedy appearance.

Hereafter, your baby will consistently produce at least six well-saturated wet diapers per day. Your baby will typically continue to produce at least three to four yellow milk stools daily but may have up to 10 stools per day until they are about a month old.

Babies 4 weeks or older may suddenly decrease their stool frequency, even skipping days. You worry when they haven’t produced stool in three days and they are cranky or colicky,

Your baby will typically continue to produce at least three to four yellow milk stools daily but may have up to 10 stools per day until they are about a month old. Babies 4 weeks or older may suddenly decrease their stool frequency, even skipping days. You worry when they haven’t produced stool in three days and they are cranky or colicky,

This, however, applies to breastfed babies, for a formula-fed infant stool is still meconium colored but a lighter color and the stool would be hard. Breast milk is responsible for making the stool soft.

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