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6 Month Old Baby Black Poop
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8-9 months: Yogurt can be a healthy part of a baby's diet. Make sure you buy plain whole milk yogurt- babies need these fats, so no nonfat yogurt for them! also try to avoid buying the flavored varieties- plain is best and if you want to mix in some bananas or other fruit thats fine but the pre-flavored ones have too much added sugar for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why my baby pooping green . He is 6 month old breast feed baby just started having apple 2 week ago.
Relax: Poop color tends to preoccupy moms. But it rarely matters. Beware of red, black, and pale (chalky) stools. ...Read more
Other causes: A four month old does not have bowel control where he is afraid to poop. You dont mention it, but if you are breast feeding an infant can go as long as a week without pooping and is within the realm of normality. If he is on f ormula he maybe constipated by too much formula. ...Read more
Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more
Baby poop: can be many different colors naturally and this is not usually a sign of any problem. In breastfed babies anything that the mother consumes can affect the baby's poop. As long as your baby otherwise appears well, and is well hydrated, this is not usually a reason for concern. Signs of dehydration in a baby as illustrated, are reason for medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: The main problem is that coconut water is essentially a sports drink- extra electrolytes, calories- and may not be appropriate for babies. The other downside is that she may fill up on it and not drink the milk she needs. If your baby needs additional fluids, give her water. ...Read more
Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more
Undigested formula: This is a very common complaint from parents. The Infants' immature digestive system takes longer to digest the milk protein. Those "white bits" you see in the stool are actually bits of undigested milk protein. This is absolutely normal and nothing to be worried about ...Read more
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines.Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Pl take your son to your pediatrician for an evaluation to rule out medical condition that needs toBe treated. If your son is growing well. seems active and otherwise OK, element of milk protein or lactose allergy needs to be ruled, that can cause something similar. Good luck:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?
Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer