BAB Baby Is Black And Runny After Starting MPASI?
Hello, I want to ask, my child aged 6 months has already been given MPASI. The stool is black and liquid, is it dangerous? What’s the solution? Thank you!
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The shape and color of the stool is indeed one useful source of information when handling babies. From the appearance of the stool we can judge whether the baby's digestion is working properly or there are certain problems.
Regarding your question, a black stool in a baby normally only occurs at the beginning of birth, because there is an ingredient called meconium. But after the meconium is finished out, in the sense that the baby's stool is not dark, the color should never be black again, except maybe he is being treated with zinc. Regarding the liquid itself, this is not a problem, as long as it's not diarrhea.
On the other hand, actually, if your child isn't fussy, doesn't have a fever, doesn't look limp, doesn't have a bloated stomach, or doesn't seem totally disturbed, there shouldn't be a problem. Because babies are very sensitive to disease. Parents will certainly know when their babies are sick that can be seen from children who are increasingly fussy or even look very weak. So if the chapter is dark but he is still fine, there should be nothing to worry about.
But this still cannot be ascertained without direct examination. So our advice is to avoid misunderstandings, you should check your child to the doctor, may be a general practitioner and pediatrician to be sure first whether the stools are black or not, how many, how many times, what he has eaten and whether he needs special treatment or not . You can photograph the fist to show the doctor later. The treatment your child will receive will depend on the results of this examination.
In the meantime, don't worry too much, keep feeding as usual, and always remember that when beginning to start MPASI, food must be soft and don't rush to provide a variety of foods. For starters, it doesn't matter just giving baby porridge and breast milk for a week. So, hopefully answering your question.