Usually, the stool color of children varies in terms of color, smell and shape, but today we will focus on the stool of the infant (up to 2 years) and its different significance according to color.
Usually, the first stool of a newborn (called meconium) is black and smell-less and is caused by the amniotic fluid, cells, and mucous substances that he was feeding on in his mother’s womb. This stool usually lasts for the first few days (2 to 4 days) after birth. Which quickly changed to yellow or brown, but in the event that black stool was observed in a period other than this period. This may indicate a health problem such as dry blood. Which may be due to bleeding or injury to the upper digestive system, such as the esophagus, or swallowing blood from the mother’s nipple. In this case, you should see a doctor.
Usually, the color of the feces of children feeding on only breastfeeding. Light yellow in color, mustard color, is soft and loose. In the event that you notice that do not worry and continue breastfeeding, it is good for you and your baby.
this usually appears in children who eat solid food. Brown stool is an indication that the child ate solid food. The more solid it was, it means he’s eating solid foods. This is considered a natural stool.
the baby Stools that are dark green in color are usually not a dangerous sign. As it can appear in the stage of changing the color of the stool from meconium to stool of natural brown color. Sometimes it may appear as a result of eating green food or as a result of taking iron supplements. This is not a cause for concern. As well as the light green color stool is normal. It usually happens because he does not take enough breast milk to complete his front-to-back meal. In this case, you should always make sure that your child takes the time to breastfeed that when he finishes eating the full meal of milk from the same breast.
The red stool color is an indicator of recent bleeding.
Or, the red color may be caused by an allergy to the milk protein (lactose),
or other problems such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures. In the case of red stool, consult the doctor immediately.