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Table 3 Stool characteristics at 6 and 12 weeks postnatal

From: Reduced crying in term infants fed high beta-palmitate formula: a double-blind randomized clinical trial

  LBP HBP BF
6 weeks
Stools per day 2.0 ± 0.2* 2.4 ± 0.3* 3.8 ± 0.5
Stool consistency score 1.9 ± 0.1* 1.9 ± 0.0* 2.4 ± 0.1
Percent of infants with hard stools 16.7% 23.1% 5.0%
12 weeks
Stools per day 1.6 ± 0.2* 1.4 ± 0.1* 3.2 ± 0.5
Stool consistency score 2.0 ± 0.1* 2.0 ± 0.1* 2.4 ± 0.1
Percent of infants with hard stools 23.8%* 14.3% 0.0%
  1. Mean ± SEM or percent.
  2. *p < 0.05 compared to BF.