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My 11 week old has had yellow poop since he was born. I recently switched his formula and today the poop was dark brown. Is this ok?

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expectoct

Asked by expectoct at 4:44 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Has he been on formula the whole time? Did he seem to struggle to poop? We need some more information!
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 4:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • he's been on formula since week 4, the poop was very soft, I gave him water becuase he had not gone in a couple of days - Dr. said he would be constipated for a while during the switch - but I did not expect his poop to change colors.
    expectoct

    Answer by expectoct at 4:52 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • as diets change, the poop will change. Formula change can do this.
    christaberk

    Answer by christaberk at 5:33 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • poop comes in all colors. Only be concerned if it's not coming often enough/is hard balls or is all liquid. Don't worry about poop. Just wait until he starts on solids! Then you'll see the magic of baby poop! :)
    ferdo0204

    Answer by ferdo0204 at 5:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

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