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When should I call my doctor about the color of my baby's bowel movements?

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Let your baby’s doctor know if you see:

You don't need to worry about green, orange, and yellow stools. Those colors are common and rarely a sign of a digestive problem.

  • Poop that stays chalky white.
  • Poop that is tarry black.
  • Bright red blood in his poop.

From: Color Changes in Your Baby's Poop WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: 
"Clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal disease." Wylie R. in Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition. Behrman R, Kliegman R and Jenson H (eds.), Saunders: 2004.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCE: 
"Clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal disease." Wylie R. in Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition. Behrman R, Kliegman R and Jenson H (eds.), Saunders: 2004.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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