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    Default how does iron effect poop?

    My baby's iron levels have dropped to 9.5, and he is taking iron (Floravital). His poops immediately began having black specks. Is that normal? I have read it causes black stools, but can it just be black specks like that?

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    Good info in that link. My son's poops generally got darker when we started iron supplements, but there have been a few lighter poops with black flecks. Watch out for constipation too. I need to give my son lots of fruit throughout the day and sometimes a little juice mixed with water or else the constipation can get pretty bad.

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