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What does a darker sticky poop mean for newborn? I forgot what the GI doctor told me today. Something about more acid in stomach. Is that right?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: NORMAL

The GI tract of the baby is fully formed by 12-16 weeks.
The baby swallow small amounts of amniotic fluid which contains some shed hair and surface cells.Small amounts of bile is made by the liver, which adds color to the poo. Enzymes in small amounts digest this debris, but baby is not supposed to stool until after birth. Then the poo is a sticky mess. Stomach acid starts forming after birth.

In brief: NORMAL

The GI tract of the baby is fully formed by 12-16 weeks.
The baby swallow small amounts of amniotic fluid which contains some shed hair and surface cells.Small amounts of bile is made by the liver, which adds color to the poo. Enzymes in small amounts digest this debris, but baby is not supposed to stool until after birth. Then the poo is a sticky mess. Stomach acid starts forming after birth.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Depends

First stool is dark sticky and green and called meconium stool.
Over time it turns yellow and goes from very loose to well-formed. These changes are allc normal. When you start feeding her so-called solid foods, though they are Not very solid, the color, texture, frequency of the stools will change.

In brief: Depends

First stool is dark sticky and green and called meconium stool.
Over time it turns yellow and goes from very loose to well-formed. These changes are allc normal. When you start feeding her so-called solid foods, though they are Not very solid, the color, texture, frequency of the stools will change.
Dr. Charles Gordon
Dr. Charles Gordon
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