THE BOTTLE FED BABY’S STOOLS

THE BOTTLE FED BABY'S STOOLS

It is easy to become greatly preoccupied with the frequency, colour and consistency of your baby's stools.

It is true they can reveal a great deal, but do not let it become an obsession. Bottle fed babies have a far greater range of stool colours and consistencies than breast fed babies because of the variety of formulas and their effects. The most important thing to remember about your bottle fed baby is that diarrhoea can have rapid, serious consequences.

The usual stool produced by a cow's milk formula is yellowish and firm. Some formulas, in particular the humanisedtype, can produce a dark greenish stool especially if they have iron added.

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Bottle fed babies may pass only one stool a day or many more. As long as they are not large and watery, frequent stools should not be considered as diarrhoea.

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