Dark gray/black poo?

Alisha - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby boy is on day 5 of this dark gray/black poo and im getting worried. he started rice cereal about 10 days before it start. . .so off to the drs we went and i was told that it could be that his digestive system isn't ready or he could be having an allergy to it. Then later on talkin with another mom she said her baby had it too and it was from too m uch iron with giving formula and rice cereal. . .now im lost! it has been 3 days now no rice and he is stll having the strange poop. . WHAT DO U THINK?

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Alisha - posted on 03/14/2010

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just to let you moms know. . we found out the issue and it was the formula..... i have used the poewder since we started formula and i decided to get the canned stuff. . well that was it, i find it weird as its the same kind but at least it wasn't anything major :D

Alisha - posted on 02/28/2010

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My lil guy is 4 months and yeah the dr said he might not be ready. if it doesn't clean up by tuesday ill take him back in as the dr said give it about a week. i just never had the problem wiht my first 2 about having to much iron fromt he formula and rice cereal but every child is different so time will tell. its just had. . hes such a happy about 90% of the time but but hasn't been since it started. makes me feel bad that i most likely did this to him. . my poor lil man♥

Nicole - posted on 02/28/2010

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I forgot to ask how old your baby is? It does sound like his system may not be ready.

Nicole - posted on 02/28/2010

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It may take a week or more for his digestive system to return to "normal". I would call the doctor and see if you can give him some probiotics to help his digestive tract. I did not do cereal with my 2nd and 3rd child after learning there really is no nutritional value to it. I started them on sweet potato, avacado and banana. I think I did sweet potato first. I would microwave the whole potato and then cut it into 4's and have it for a couple of days. Good luck.

Beck - posted on 02/28/2010

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I'd take him back to the docs, it just doesn't sound right. Better safe than sorry I alway say. Hope everything is ok.

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