What’s normal baby poop color?

Jun 17, 2017

The only baby stool colors that should cause concern and warrant an immediate call to your child’s pediatrician are red, dark black and white.

Both red and dark black could indicate blood in the baby’s system, and white could be a sign of an internal health issue.

What about dark-colored poop right after a baby is born?

That’s normal. The only exception to blackish colored poop is within the first three days of the baby’s life when the blackish, tar-like meconium is exiting the baby’s body, which is normal and necessary.

All other stool colors are basically normal.

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