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what colour should babies poo be

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It can be related to what the child is eating. And, if the stool passes through the intestinal tract quicker, it will be green.
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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 & changes thru greens to yellows to ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: If baby is breast fed they may stool a little smear every feeding or one big crib full once a week. Breast milk is so well digested that it may not le ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
38 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pure and simple no.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
48 years experience Pediatrics
Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Some depends on whether the baby is breast fed or bottle fed but most babies stool 1 to 7or 8 times per day. Some can even skip several days> most imp ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Colitis?: That usually means an infection of the large intestine. I would see the doctor for stool tests.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Meconium begins to: form between 12-16 weeks' gestation. Meconium testing can reveal maternal drug use during the last 4-5 months of pregnancy. Please disclose prenatal e ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
2much sugar!: First of all you should not over indulge in sweets, you child's bms are not dependent on your blood sugar levels but certain foods in mom's diet tend ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Unless there is reason to test it it will go in the trash. A past history of drug abuse by a mother, protective service surveillance, or babies with ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It is safe. But to have true lactose intolerance in infants is very rare. Loose stools are okay, as long as your child is not having diarrhea.
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