Posted in Babies, Breastfeeding, Child's Health

Stinky Poo

About a week or so ago, my (now) 11 week old baby started having horribly smelly poops. He is exclusively breastfed and I haven’t really had any crazy changes to my diet. I did recently start taking fenugreek to up my milk supply, so I was positive that was the culprit. I stopped taking it about 5 days ago and I thought everything was better until about 2 days ago when is poo started smelling again. Any other women who EBF notice this? I have always heard that breastfed babies don’t really have stinky poo, which was the case for us for the first 9+ weeks.

  • Amber
    Nov 09, 2018

    It could be due to something you ate. You may not have really changed your diet, but you may have eaten something that you didn’t realize had been a while. I think certain things like spinach, asparagus, garlic, etc may give their pees/poos different smells.

  • Kaiel
    Nov 09, 2018

    My girlfriend EBF our son for the first 6 months. Whatever she ate definitely impacted the smell of his poop. It seemed as though the healthier she ate the worse he smelled and the more gas he had. Possibly a change in your diet could help. If it continues, I would definitely recommend following up with his PCP to see if you need to do a fecal test to rule out any possible bacterial issues in his stomach/colon. Also fenugreek made our son smell like maple syrup!!!

  • Tamika
    Nov 10, 2018

    Yes I actually EBF my son and sometimes he toots and it will knock an entire room out! Lol. His poop has a distinct odor but not really smelly. The toots always get worse when I eat healthier, so I say bring it on!!!

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Nov 10, 2018

    I don’t think anything clears out of your milk that fast. When testing for allergies you have to stop eating something for two weeks to see how it affects baby, so I would give it more time.