Question: What does black poop in babies mean?

During the first 24 hours of life, a newborn will pass meconium. This is thick, black stool. It is made up of cells, amniotic fluid, bile, and mucus ingested while in the womb. Meconium is sterile, so it usually does not smell.

What does black poop mean in a 1 year old?

Black - Dark, black stool are one of the most concerning stools but not always. It can be an indication that theres bleeding somewhere higher in the stomach or intestines. If the child has other symptoms, they should be seen fairly quickly.

How many times a day should 9 month old poop?

Nine-month-old babies might poop once a day, a couple of times a day, or once every other day. As long as your baby follows a consistent pattern and doesnt have any symptoms of illness, this is normal.

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