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What is the cause of watery brown stools in a new born ?

Our 1 week old is having watery brown stools . It doesn t occur with every diaper, urine output is fine and clear in color. She is breastfeeding with formula supplementation every other feed if needed. Temp is 97.1. Are the stools normal for her
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Dear enquier The first motion baby passes after birth is sticky greenish black in colour and that is due to passing mechonium consisting of mucous and bile salts after that baby gets the first milk which is called colostrum and it helps to eleminate mechonium from the intestine of the baby and help bowels to work properly. When the baby started getting full amount of breast milk The motions become browny and loose whch eventually go into yellow and seedy quality. In my opinion baby's bowel movement is ok. Kindest regards.
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response
Welcome to HCM
First of I would like to inform you that the feeding practice of your one week baby is not good.Every child up to 6th month of age needs only breast milk(not even a drop of water).There is absolutely no need for any supplementation at any means.
Now regarding the colour of stool in newborn I want to inform you that when baby is passing urine frequently then colour and consistency is not a matter of concern.This type stool is normal.
Thanking you.
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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