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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
How fed ????: A breast fed infant may stool a bit every feeding or an overflow diaper once a week. If it is soft it is not constipation. If formula fed, the pattern ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Green stool: No you don't have to worry unless the infant has severe diarrhea.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
STOOL: I think you are breast feeding. Breast milk stools are seedy, mucousy, sour smelly, usually yellowish or sometimes greenish due to extra bile in the s ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Watery stools: We could use more information on what you are feeding your infant. If he is breast fed watery stools may be normal, otherwise watery stools usually in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below : Black stool (like tar) is evidence of bleeding above the ligament of treitz which is in the area of the duodenum. This can mean bleeding that was aff ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, expected: It takes time till the gut regains its normal function, hence the different stools colors, so long the child is otherwise healthy
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say : Many infants must use their breathing/fussing muscle to help move food along the gut or poop because they lay flat & have weak belly muscles.Some ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Anal fissures are: A possible cause, but only his pediatrician can tell you if it is from a more serious cause after examining him.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Silverglade
50 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
no: Teething may accompany a rash and/or stool irregularity, but teething doesn't cause these problems.

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