The Tale of the ‘Poonami,’ and How We Got to the Bottom of It

The Tale of the ‘Poonami,’ and How We Got to the Bottom of It

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The Tale of the ‘Poonami,’ and How We Got to the Bottom of It

I had read a guide for dads before my daughter was born, so I knew what to expect before that first bowel movement. Called meconium, it comes in the first few days and is typically sticky, thick, and dark green — a mixture of old cells, protein, fats, and bile. Our daughter’s first bowel movement, however wasn’t typical. It was what is referred to as a “poonami.” An explosive mess, it was funny at first, and…

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