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Breast Feeding

Breast feed babies

09/07/2004

Question:

do breast feed babies stool smell

Answer:

Stools of breast fed infants tend to be softer and frequently have less odor that those of formula fed infants. The smell of an infants stool is reflective of what the infant and mother has eaten. Generally the stools of breast fed infants have less odor than those who are fed artificial milk

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Response by:

Donna   Dowling, PhD,RN Donna Dowling, PhD,RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University