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Color Of Newborn Stool
GI bleeding: Blood in the stool generally means that the GI tract is bleeding. If it's red blood (as opposed to black, tarry stools) then this suggests a lower GI bleed. You should immediately report what you are seeing to your pediatrician as soon as possible so your baby can be checked immediately today. If your doctor is not available take your baby to the er. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A stools color is generally due to the bile added to the poo as it travels through the digestive process. If it moves through quickly, it is more likely a shade of bilious green, slower a yellow & if it has time for gut bacteria to change it further it will be a brown. Baby poo is expected to range well within this green to brown color palate. ...Read more
Ok I know this is an odd question, but how come babies don't get potty trained when they are newborn? I've heard they cannot hold there stool properly
Umm: Some animals like Giraffes come out of mother walking because they have to survive from predators. Humans on the other hand are not fully brain developed and these brain areas controlling potty training , stooling won't develop until many years down the road. I would ask our creator. ...Read more
? You ?: First, true meconium ileus is a medical condition caused by thick meconium, associated with cystic fibrosis. It often requires surgery. Such a delay could be an imperforate anus, or a meconium plug, which can be relieved by a simple rectal exam. The cause for this delay should be investigated before a kid ever leaves the hospital. ...Read more
Contact your Dr.: This is urgent- blood in stool needs immediate eval - especially in a baby. - there are other important questions to be asked such as age of baby- any birth complications, maturity-etc but it wont change your need to take baby in - so please make an appoint to be seen today if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more
Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?
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 yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
I am breastfeading,took POLYGYNAX ;my newborn stool odor became very strong,after stopping them stool odor went normal, will i continue on polygynax?
Continue: If the medication prescribed for your own health I wouldn't stop it. If you concern about breastfeeding and medication transferred to your child, then check please FDA website, which stated that even excreted through your breast milk the concentration is very little and even less in your child's blood. Re: http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/neomycin.html ...Read more