What does the stool look like as it changes?

Between 48 and 72 hours after birth, the meconium changes to dark green and then lightens in colour to yellow. By Day 6 the breastfed baby will have stools which are yellow, loose, and sometimes described as seedy. Normally stools will be at least the size of a Toonie (2.5 cm). This is summarized in a table at the end of the information sheet How to Know Your Breastfed Baby is Getting Enough. Contact a local Leader to get a copy.

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