Moms Expertise

What causes blood in stools of babies?

Add your advice here…
Message length 300 characters recommended

There are a few reasons that can cause blood in the stool. Bright red blood means it came from the lower GI tract. Black blood that looks like coffee grounds comes from the upper GI tract.

Causes of bleeding:
- A food allergy
- Bacterial infection
- Bleeding from the anus from constipation

Any large amount of bleeding or bleeding that doesn't go away after a day or two needs to be reported to your doctor. If your baby has any other signs or symptoms you should contact your doctor right away.

What is Moms Expertise?
“Moms Expertise” — a growing community - based collection of real and unique mom experience. Here you can find solutions to your issues and help other moms by sharing your own advice. Because every mom who’s been there is the best Expert for her baby.
Add your expertise
Baby checklist. Newborn
What causes blood in stools of babies?
04/12/17Moment of the day
Can't believe my lil man is 6 months already!!!
Browse moms
Moms of babies