bowel movements

The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

You wouldn’t think there was that much interest in baby poo, but it seems new moms and experienced moms alike want to know more about baby poop. Your baby’s first bowel movement will be black or greenish black and look like tar. It will be really sticky too. This is called meconium. » Read more

Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your baby strains, grunts, or cries when trying to have a bowel movement, it may look like constipation, but it could be something altogether different.  When babies are first born they sometimes do not quite know how their bodies work, and they may have difficulty coordinating the muscles needed to have a bowel movement.  This can cause them to cry and grunt a lot when having » Read more

Diarrhea in the Breastfed Baby

Diarrhea, a condition manifested through frequent loose stools, may affect babies, children of all ages and adults. The condition may be caused by food allergies, infections, parasites, diet, or in rare cases, poisoning. In a breastfed baby, it can be trickier to determine if a baby has diarrhea since most breastfed babies have frequent liquid stools to begin with. » Read more

Green Frothy Stools in Breastfed Babies

Typically, breastfed babies have frequent bowel movements.  They may need a diaper change after every feeding. » Read more