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    Default why does the poop look seedy?

    I know it is normal for BF babies poop to look seedy - but why is this? What makes it look this way? Just curious, this is my first child and he is four days old - and eating and pooping like a champ!!!

    ...thanks!

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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    The seediness is because of the hindmilk. It's a great sign that your lo is feeding well!

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    Hmm, I thought that the seeds were undigested milk. It takes time for a baby's digestive system to start working properly, so some of the milk goes undigested.
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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    ??? I still get the seeds...not you?

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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ's Mom View Post
    ??? I still get the seeds...not you?
    Nope, never anymore. Now it looks like honey mustard sauce.
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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by kst7399 View Post
    Nope, never anymore. Now it looks like honey mustard sauce.
    Madeline is over a year old and still pretty much exclusivly breastfed, some of her poops (every 5-7 days) still have seed looking things in them (not all of them, proably about 20% do).

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    Default Re: why does the poop look seedy?

    They're milk curds that come through undigested. Most babies have them at some point or another and they're no cause for concern

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