A Visual Guide on Baby Poop
Greenish-Black and Sticky Baby Poop
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.