Hi everyone. I have a 7.5 month old who has recently started crawling. Before she enjoyed but could either take or leave her food, but now she is crawling she is sooo hungry and needs 2 or 3 full meals a day plus about 4 full breastfeeds. She sips water with all meals. We do blw and she eats a large variety of foods, usually eats things like slices of fruit, avocado, spreads on rice crackers, grated apple/carrot/cheese, bean casserole, sultanas and peas are a favourite to pick off the tray and eat. She eats what we have for tea minus the salt and chilli etc..
She has started to get quite constipated since increasing the solids, her poops are pebbley and infrequent and she strains to pass them without success every time she goes in the high chair. She isn't distressed though. Have tried increasing fruits, shorter frequent breastfeeds and offering more water without success. Can't really offer her less food because shes just so hungry. Have encouraged a lot of crawling to get the gut moving. Not sure where else to go from here? I'm seeing the child health nurse on Tuesday but I'm worried about it getting worse. Is it silly to worry about impacted bowels? What else can I do? Or is her gut just getting used to having more foods? Hmm! !