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    Default No #2 for at least 3 days

    DS is 6 months old tomorrow.
    He's been formula fed for the last month.

    We also started solids about a month ago and do a combination of finger foods and smushed up food.

    We offer water which he shows limited interest in.

    Anyway... He hasn't poo'd since Thursday at the latest but it could be earlier. I say that because he's at daycare and I didn't ask about poo on either Wednesday or Thursday but I did on Friday and they said he hadn't done one on Friday.

    It's now Sunday night. He had a disrupted sleep last night, only had one sleep today, was unsettled and grizzly. But still hungry.

    He's obviously uncomfortable but nothing is making him poo!
    Tried massage, warm baths, moving his legs like he's riding a bike and nothing.
    Some seriously stinky farts but no poo.
    From what I've read, formula fed babies usually poo every day.
    CHN oncall today said try some prune juice 20-30ml which we did about 5 hours ago.

    What else can I do at home? At what point should I go from mild concern to serious concern?

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    Try infants friend or letting him gum some slices of fruit (ie. Pear).

    I found solids really slowed down my ds' digestive system.

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    I'll give him some pear for brekkie! I bought some today.
    I've got infacol but no infants friend. Do they do the same thing?
    I also have gripe water but wasn't sure about that .

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    Pears, prunes and coloxyl were pretty much my go to constipation busters. I also found that bananas really bound my kids up.

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    Default No #2 for at least 3 days

    I'd say switching to ff and solids at around the same time would have a pretty big impact on his digestive system. I think they say up to 7 days is ok with ff?

    I'd try pear purée with water added and then leave it unless he is clearly distressed. Then try and find a reason not to be the one doing the nappy change when that big boy makes its way out of there!

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    Infants friend is supposed to help with wind, colic and to help regulate the bowel, i've never used infacol so not sure. Worked when ds was constipated a couple of weeks ago though.

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    POO!

    He woke up with the heaviest poo nappy I've ever seen!
    It was quite dark too - greeny black.
    I wonder if that was the prune juice or if it was the change to the next level formula and had more iron in it?

    Either way he poo'd!

    We have a MCHNS appointment this morning so will chat to her about it

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    Yay for poo!

    Yeah it could be either. Its common for iron to cause black/greeny poo (and can cause constipation too).

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