A member asked:

My 4 month old had what looked like pieces of black string in his (otherwise runny yellow) poop. he's breastfed but has had rice cereal a few times.

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Not to worry: Sincen all cereal contain iron, the black stringy stool may be due the iron in the cereal. Not to worry.

Answered 3/8/2013



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