Black 5-month-old Baby’s Stool?
Doctor, my child is currently 5 months 16 days old. Since last week the stool was black and indeed last week was getting additional iron from its DSA. Since I knew that the stool was black, I stopped because I wanted to see its development. It turned out that Wednesday the stool was still black. Incidentally, my child defecated regularly every day. I wonder why my child’s stools, why other than iron additives? My child is full of asix, thanks in advance
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Consumption of iron-containing vitamins can indeed cause baby's BAB darker color, can look greenish to black. The following are some other possible causes of black stools in infants:
The baby swallows blood (for example, a baby has had a nosebleed before, or swallows blood from a sore nipple)
Constipation or difficult bowel movements
Effects of certain foods that have a dark color (in babies who have eaten solid)
Substitution from breast milk to formula milk
Babies experience gastrointestinal bleeding
Sometimes babies who are teething and also babies who have just received certain immunizations can also experience changes in the frequency, consistency, color, or smell of stool during bowel movements.
If you are worried that your baby's blackened bowel is caused by certain dangerous diseases (for example, you see the baby also experience vomiting of blood, the baby has decreased appetite for milk, the baby has a growth disorder, the baby looks pale, his hands and feet feel cold, etc.), You can take your baby to the pediatrician for further evaluation. If indeed the blackened chapter is suspected to be caused by bleeding in the digestive tract, the doctor can request a stool examination on the baby. For now, keep breastfeeding your baby as usual. If there are sore nipples, you can consider whether the baby's stool returns to normal color after the blisters heal.
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