7 Month Old Baby Feeding On Solid Food, Doesn't Poop
My 7 months old baby has been on solids like peas, sweet potatoes, applesauce, pears, oatmeal cerelac, prunes once or twice a day for nearly 2 months. I sometimes give her apple prune juice and pear juice.
But it is 4 days since my baby pooped. She never had a problem with her poop as long as I was BF her. She didn't have problem when I was giving her formula too. Looks like she all of a sudden caught up with this problem. Sometimes she cries if her poop is hard and if she poops after 3 days. Sometime though she poops after 2 days, her poop is soft and it doesn't affect her at all. Though she has not pooped for 4 days now, she is active as usual.
Kindly suggest what I can do to just get things right.
Thanks in Advance.
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Solid Baby Food And Constipation
Your daughter reminds me very much about my youngest son. His intestines took the longest time to get used to solid foods. This is quite common particularly among breastfed babies.
They best thing you can do, if possible, is to go slowly with the solids. Continue breastfeeding
or offer formula as bigger part of her diet for some time more. And when you give her solids, make sure they are not contributing to her constipation.
It seems like you are already doing a good job with offering her prune and apple juice and so on. You can also try apricot puree and prune juice. No carrots, white potatoes, dairy products, rice cereal, and unripe bananas for example.
Avocado, sweet potato and pears are great remedies for constipation, as well as prunes, peaches and peas. Massaging baby's tummy gently
, in a clockwise direction, starting at his navel and moving outwards also helps as well as a warm, relaxing bath.
I hope this helps a bit,
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