I have a client who has a 20 day old newborn. Stools have been described as crayon orange for the last 24 hrs. Weight is 400 grams over birth. Blood tests indicate normal bilirubin levels. The exclusively breastfeeding baby is slightly yellow in color. No new medications since birth for mom or babe. Mom is finishing prenatal vitamins and iron supplement (which was initiated at 4.5 months of pregnancy). I have tried to find literature on same and have not found a good resource. Can you assist me in directing me to a good resource for this client to determine if this is of concern or not. Thanks.
Marni Hicks, Public Health Nurse, R.N., B.S.N. [Read more…]