Baby wipes and warm cloths tend to just smear the tar-like first newborn poop around. Instead, try using olive oil on a clean cloth. It gently removes the mess and acts as a protective barrier that makes the next cleanup that much easier.
Is green poop normal? Here’s a guide to your baby’s poop colour.
Why: Mustard yellow is a very standard colour for breastfed babies. The "seed" texture is from partially digested fat and calcium (entirely common). What to do: Keep doing what you're doing!
A version of this article appeared in our February 2016 issue with the headline, “How to deal with meconium,” p. 40.
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