Thursday, October 20, 2011

Word For Today

Meconium is the name of the dark green (almost black) tar like mucus that is generally the first stool that is passed by your newborn. This meconium is a combination of bile, amniotic fluid and secretions from the intestinal glands. Your newborn baby will have passed out all the meconium from his/her body within the first few days; after which the stools will progress towards the more familiar yellow color (which is indicative of digested milk).

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