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my babys poop is a strange color
A_roggs posted:
I was changing Jacksons diaper and noticed the color of his bowel movement was a light tan color had a really bad oder and had a small amount of blood in it. Not to mention it was pretty hard and clay like. Should I take him to see the doctor now or is it safe to wait until his appointment next tuesday?
melanie1116 responded:
My newborn had the same problem the dr called it a milk protein allergy. He changed the formula and everything is good no.
Dan Brennan, MD responded:
I would definitely encourage you to contact your doctor prior to next Tuesday. FInding blood in the stool can have many causes including infectious, milk allergy/intolerance and intestinal bleeding.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Dan

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