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    Default Would you start solids? Almost 5 month old pooing less

    DS2 was a colicky bub. He was having runny poos pretty consistently for the past month or so but the past week he hasn't had anything more than a skid mark or two. He's very happy and healthy. He is teething up a storm though and the front two bottom teeth have moved a lot this past week. He is fully breastfed.

    I spoke to a doctor from 1300 health (being Easter no appts available nearby) who said he obviously should be on solids. He's not concerned about the lack of poops but thinks solids are the answer.

    I've always gone by the advice that 6+ months is when solids should be introduced.

    Would you start them due to the lack of poop or think it's more related to teething?

    A lot of what I've read says solids at this age can cause constipation rather than cure it.
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    Tbh, since bub is bf exclusively, s/he can't be constipated, and may just be saving up a nice poonami for you.

    I don't understand why the doc says he should obviously be on solids. Advice is to wait until six months. If you feel bub is ready to try solids, then go for it. Otherwise, continue on with bf until you think ready.

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    Btw, my ds is bf and has runny poos all the time too. Nothing to do with colic.

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    That's what I thought with it being too soon. When I said "but all the recommendations say not to start until after six months" he got cranky and said "so I hope you plan you have 2.5 children and do everything you're told if you can't see that babies are different." lovely

    Am worried about the week with no poos rhough

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    DD3 only pooped once every 5 days while bf'ing!
    I dont understand docs comments either. How do you feel about it? You know your bubba the best. If he's happy and content I would continue with b/f only.

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    Poo or the lack of it is not a sign that solids are required, neither is age. If your baby is happy and content, just keep doing what you are doing.

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    I think the poos become less with age. My DD used to poo constantly all day now she can go a few days without. Fully breastfed also. I agree with moongazer I thought bf can't get constipated.


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    I don't understand how the doc can say he's not concerned about the lack of poo but he thinks introducing solids is the answer.. If there is no concern, why does he need a solution??

    If bub seems content and well settled (as well as usual) I don't see why you would consider introducing solids..

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    Thank you all will hold off I think.

    And am more relaxed now about the poo situation... Rang my mother to ask her opinion and she apparently changed a pooey nappy of his on Wednesday. Didn't tell me until I wasted $35 on a silly doctor but none the less I'm relieved!

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    that doctor sound like he needs a refresher course in a) talking to people and b)who infant reccomendations


 

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