BABY POOP WARNING SIGNS: WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL A DOCTOR?
Runny baby poop
At times, a newborn’s stools may be soft and slightly runny, making it difficult to tell if they have diarrhea. Look for a significant increase in frequency or extremely liquid bowel movements. If you see multiple loose or liquid stools a day, it could signal a milk allergy. Over half of children with cow milk allergy can have diarrhea, the most common digestive symptom. However, diarrhea has many possible causes and can cause dehydration, so call your doctor at the first sign of it.
Hard, pebble-like baby poop
Hard or dry stools that are difficult to pass may indicate constipation. While it is a less common sign than diarrhea, constipation can also signal cow milk allergy in infants.
Red or black baby poop
These can both indicate blood in the stool, a likely sign of cow milk allergy in infants. It results from inflammation in the gut. Red blood means the bleeding is in the lower end of the gut. Black color usually signals bleeding higher up, as from uncontrolled reflux. If you notice red or black in your baby’s diaper, call your doctor.
Mucus in baby poop
Mucus looks like what comes out of your nose and is sticky. A little is normal. But a lot of mucus in the diaper for an extended period can signal a food allergy. If this occurs, please contact your doctor.
Whiteish/Chalky baby poop
May be normal but could mean a lack of bile from the liver to digest food, which is not normal.
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