Q: My baby is 6 days old. Should I be concerned that she has diarrhea?
A: After the first few days of life when your baby has meconium bowel movements that are very dark and sticky, it’s normal for your newborn’s poop to begin to be very watery and seem like diarrhea. Breast-fed infants, in particular, have loose and seedy bowel movements that range in color from brown to mustard yellow to bright green and in the first two weeks of life may have up to 10 poops a day. A typical newborn’s poop looks a lot like grainy mustard — think Grey Poupon country style!