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Is black mushy poop normal? if not should i change formula's?

my son is 5 months old

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Asked by carmensmommy424 at 10:42 AM on Oct. 6, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i dont think thats normal, i would try a different brand of formula and see if that helps, if not talk to a doctor about switching to a different type of formula. good luck

    Answer by mybabychunk at 10:44 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • i would call the pedi it could be a milk allergy.

    Answer by luvmybuddah at 11:51 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • I would as the pedi but from my experiance with my 10month old it ment that there was too much Iron in his diet and it cause the poo to be black and not green or brown. My son was not getting enough Iron so I had to give him iron supplument drops and it turned his poo black .

    Answer by Kanami at 1:40 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Black, 'coffee ground" mushy looking stools can be a sign of bleeding (old blood) I would call a DR to rule it out!

    Answer by Med109 at 2:27 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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