Orange poop may not be something you expect when you unfold your baby's diaper. Still, orange stool is usually not a cause for concern. After all, as your baby develops, the color, smell and consistency of the diaper contents also change. But what causes orange stool and what does it mean?
Feeding your baby
What your baby's stool looks like depends on, among other things, the diet of your baby. For example, when you breastfeed, the stool looks different than when you bottle-feed. When you're breastfeeding, your baby's stools usually take on a mustard-colored hue. This can range from bright yellow to orange poo, or sometimes even green stools. In general, does your baby eat and drink well and does he have no other complaints, such as flatulence or colic? Then there is probably nothing wrong.
Orange poop from your baby
If your baby's diaper contents suddenly turn orange, you may be a little surprised at first. Still, orange poop need not be a cause for concern. As soon as your baby starts taking the first bites of fruit and vegetables, it is possible that you will find orange stools in his diaper. Orange foods, such as carrots and sweet potatoes, can turn your baby's poop orange. Is your baby not eating solid food yet? Then orange stools can also be caused by the mother's diet.
Defecation and development
It is not always pleasant to do, but it is important to keep an eye on your baby's stools. That full diaper tells you more about the health and development of your baby. Remember that it is normal for stool consistency, color and frequency to change as your baby develops and grows. Usually you don't have to worry if your child has orange stools, but if in doubt you can always consult the health clinic or the doctor.
Would you like to read more information about your baby's stools? Then read our blogs:Dark green baby poop
Black baby poop
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