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Black Poo!

(7 Posts)
chocciedooby Wed 30-Sep-09 16:43:19

My 3 month old DD has just been dignosed with severe reflux. She is taking Zantac (2mls twice a day) and also has gavison infant with every feed.
She is bottle fed and is on SMA gold.

Her poo has been green/yellow since birth and I was told that this was ok.(this is my 3rd child so I know poo can vary). However just in the last week it has had black clumps in it. I mentioned this toi the GP last week and he said that black often indicates blood but told me not to worry and just keep an eye on it.

I thought that as soon as the Zantac kicked in the black clumps would be gone from her poo. She has been on the medication for 6 days now and still black clumps.

Has anyone else had a child with this and if so what can you recommend?

Other than this my DD is in good spirits but still struggling with some of her feeds. She takes about 20 ozs of formula a day which I would consider to be quite low.

Can Gaviscon cause black stools?

Just wanted to hear from anyone wioth similar experience.

chocciedooby Wed 30-Sep-09 17:50:02


chocciedooby Wed 30-Sep-09 21:07:05


Anyone? Pleeeease.

chocciedooby Fri 02-Oct-09 08:15:49


kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 02-Oct-09 08:34:34

In the absence of anyone else anwering, I'll give you my response. I've never heard of black poo as a side effect of gaviscon, if I were you, I'd either smell it - blood in poo has a very distinctive smell or get a sample in a tupperware pot and take it to the doctor for analysis.
Good luck

alypaly Fri 02-Oct-09 11:43:02

Is baby taking iron supplements or vitamins of any sort?

black poo can indicate blood in digestive tract ..

I would be slightly concerned as baby is on gaviscon.

chocciedooby Tue 06-Oct-09 20:49:38

Thanks for your replies.
I took a smple to dr today and he called to tell me that it is in fact not blood in the stools so I am not to worry.
What a relief!

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