Your Baby's Poop
Eww, gross! Why does it look like peanut butter? Here's what your baby's poop looks like, and exactly what it means. Plus, check out our favorite diapering products
Diaper close-up: Brown, dry, and hard, either small and pelletlike, or large and knobby.
When it happens: Constipation
What's going on? Infrequent poops -- or difficulty passing them -- can affect all babies, though exclusively breastfed infants are usually spared. The pain that it causes can make your baby withhold stools, worsening the problem.
How to handle: For bottle-fed infants, a formula switch may get things back on track. If your baby is eating solids, ask the doctor about giving her high-fiber foods (prunes, pears, peaches, plums) or a teaspoon of juice.
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