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    Default Constipation after increase in solids

    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! !

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    It's quite normal for this to happen with an increase in solids. With my bubs, I offered breast milk frequently and water as often as possible.

    I cut back on offering apples, bananas and cereal for breakfast also cheese seemed to bind mine up a bit and I offered lots of pears and prunes. Both mine enjoyed munching on whole prunes. And I'd give stewed pears which they enjoyed.

    Hopefully it will ease for your bub soon as their tummies get used to the solids.

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    Our bub has just had the opposite - runny poops - so I went back to breastmilk then did the BRATY diet for a bit - bananas, rice cereal (skipped that one), apple sauce/puree, toast, and yoghurt, to firm things up. So if your bub's constipated avoid those foods, except yoghurt, that's always good. Oh and coconut oil is also good to get things moving.

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    This happened to DD2 and 3. I added prunes to their diet which improved the constipation 100%.

    I would stew them then mix with yoghurt or by themselves.

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    More Breastmilk and less water (I don't mean less overall but just that breastmilk will hydrate baby way better then water. At this age you def don't want water to be replacing BM- water should just be extra fluid)

    Avoid apple and banana.

    Make up a big batch of steamed chunks of pear and let bub eat as many as possible.

    A teaspoon of coconut oil at least once a day. Yep, straight off the spoon!

    Good luck

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    Okay everyone.. glad to hear it's somewhat normal Will keep away from apples and bananas for a bit and get some pears into her tomorrow. Will just keep offering frequent breastfeeds too.
    Just curious about what yoghurt you give? I can't eat non-soy yoghurt myself and can't seem to find one that's not full of sugar.

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    I give ds organic natural yogurt from Aldi, it doesn't have added sugar. Not sure about soy yogurt though.

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    I made a pear and fig purée for my 9 month DS and definitely got things moving

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    Jalna A2 yogurt if you can get it. Mandela is not bad too. Xxx

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    Peas are high in iron. If our dd has too many the same happens


 

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