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A 29-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old female:

is it mandatiry for all hospitals to test babies first poop?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 withdrawal symptoms would all prompt such a study. Hospitals do make sure babies have had their first poop before going home.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes poop to be green in some babies?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

My babies fat globules in her poop what is the cause?

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Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months.
A 44-year-old member asked:

My babies poop is mucousy with white clumps in it, what is this?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Colitis?: That usually means an infection of the large intestine. I would see the doctor for stool tests.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why is my babies poop white with green?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See a Dr.: Depending on the age of your baby, this could be a serious thing. White, chalky grey or yellow stool can be caused by a gallbladder problem called biliary atresia. Call your baby's Dr for a thorough Exam and bring an example of the stool so that the Dr can see the color, consistency and any additional findings.

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