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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Greenish-Black and Sticky Baby Poop

Description

Meconium

Meconium refers to a substance that contains mucus, skin cells and amniotic fluid, and is usually excreted within the first 24 hours after an infant’s birth.

What should I do

A normal excretion of meconium stool usually happens within 24 hours after an infant’s birth. Should your infant be incapable of passing this stool within a day, or have a problem of prolonged meconium, take your child to the hospital as he/she may be suffering from possible meconium ileus. Delaying treatment or negligence in providing immediate treatment may cause intestinal perforation, which is also known as a ruptured bowel.