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What is meconium?

Meconium is fluid that is in the baby's intestine prior to delivery. After delivery, in the first day of life, most babies have a large poop that is very sticky and black—that's called meconium. In the next few days, that will lighten up into a green color, and if the feedings are going well, it will turn yellow.

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