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#1 of 12 Old 11-19-2007, 02:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been meaning to ask this question forever...

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I've heard that the seediness (tja, like it's skulking in some back alley somewhere, looking run-down...) is because of undigested milk proteins. I would double-check that, though, because I heard it from a source who is not exactly knowledgeable about bf.
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I really have no idea, but I read somewhere that the reason it is more liquid and lighter in color than formula poops is that breastmilk is digested better, so there is less waste that ends up in the diaper (or potty).

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I heard the seeds are curds (think cottage cheese, or not if you like cottage cheese!) Not sure about the color, though, maybe that's just because God has a weird sense of humor.
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I heard the seeds are curds (think cottage cheese, or not if you like cottage cheese!) Not sure about the color, though, maybe that's just because God has a weird sense of humor.

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i hread that the seedyness is a sign they are getting the right amount of fat from your milk.
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hmm my daughters poop is almost peanut butter consistency and orange. not normal?

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hmm my daughters poop is almost peanut butter consistency and orange. not normal?
I saw all kinds of poop when my daughter was exclusively nursing...I think your daughter's poo sounds within the range of normal. My daughter's was more orange than yellow most of the time.
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I saw all kinds of poop when my daughter was exclusively nursing...I think your daughter's poo sounds within the range of normal. My daughter's was more orange than yellow most of the time.
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I heard the seeds are curds (think cottage cheese, or not if you like cottage cheese!) Not sure about the color, though, maybe that's just because God has a weird sense of humor.


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Yep the seeds are milk curds. I read the yellow was from the biles in the GI tract coloring it.

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