A Visual Guide on Baby Poop

A baby's stools can tell you all you need to know as parents about his/her health condition. Use our Visual Guide to find out more.
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Black-Coloured Baby Poop

Description

Melena

Bright red stools, which is most commonly associated with problems near the end of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g the rectum). The excretion of black stools also typically suggest early problems of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g the stomach or the beginning of the small intestine).

What should I do

If it’s not meconium (which is excreted during the first few days of your infant’s life), call your healthcare professional immediately.