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  1. #1
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    Smile Curious

    What's this I've always heard about BF baby poop not smelling?!?!

    There is nothing rosy about the junk in my DS's trunk! Is formula fed poop THAT much worse?

    Just curious

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Curious

    Baby poop that is exclusively breastmilk generally has an unusual smell, but not a strong "stink". Most mothers describe it as smelling like buttermilk or yogurt.

    Yes, exclusive formula poop is really that much more stinky. And the reason for that makes a lot of sense. You see, breastmilk is almost completely utilized by the body (thus, the loose and more frequent stools). Formula has more ingredients that the body can't totally utilize, so there is more waste.

    HTH!

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    Default Re: Curious

    We think it smells like popcorn!

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