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How do I know if the color of my baby's stool is normal?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Stools should be brown or a seedy yellow-green; formula-fed babies will have brown stools faster, and the poop will stink. If the stools are black after the first four days, there may be blood in there from a location upstream, and it's worth a call to your pediatrician to check it out.
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