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Infant has hard blue stool. Eats prune baby food. Should I worry?

My 9 month old has been having hard stools the past week to week and a half, I started her back on her liquid vitamins about 2 weeks ago, assuming possible the iron is making them harder and darker, however yesterday she had 1 dark dark, almost black stool, hard. Today she had two hard stools but they both were blue. She eats prune baby food from time to time and had some last night, but I never remember her having blue stool before, should I be concerned?? No blood in stool , no fever, doesn t seem to express any pain anywhere. Any information would be appreciated, thanks so much!
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Iron supplements can make the stool dark tarry and can sometimes lead to constipation .Blue stools most probbaly have occured due to the prune baby food.So i think you dont need to worry.if the constipation continues discuss with her docter so that he can reduce the dose of iron supplements.
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