What does a normal bowel movement (stool) of a breastfed baby look like?

The first bowel movement will be black, tarry, and sticky; this is called meconium and is often difficult to get off a baby's bottom. This is the stool that was built up in his colon during pregnancy. Over the first few days, the appearance of the stool changes. After the meconium has passed, the normal bowel movement for a breastfed baby is usually bright yellow, seedy, loose and abundant.

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