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Baby boo confusion!!

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WhatsTheT Thu 30-Jul-15 10:51:03

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Since birth my daughter has pooped about once every two days, sometimes once a day. I started weaning her at about 6 and a half months. She is now 7 and a half months and is now having 3 small meals a day (about half a jar of baby food size) of homemade veg puree or mashed veg or fruit, porridge and a small amount of meat (I am not confident in making this for her yet so she has the odd pre made organic jar of meat food). She also has the odd snack of toast or baby rice crackers.

She's doing fine and enjoys her meals. But she also hasn't curbed her milk intake. She won't use a sippy cup, so she has the odd ounce of water through the day out of a baby bottle but still having as much milk as when she wasn't eating (but now she never finishes a bottle, just constant snacking).

over the last week she has been pooping around 5 times a day. Not diarreah, same consistency as normal, same amount too, just lots lots more of it. She's teething, but still not a sign of a tooth, but other than that her mood is normal, and she seems herself. She used to struggle when pooping so you always knew when she was going, little growls and a red face. Now the first sign is the smell!

Is this normal for her toilet behaviour to change so much, am I doing something wrong with weaning? Or was she abnormal before and this is how she should be since she isn't struggling anymore?

Just seems a lot, very quickly!

WhatsTheT Thu 30-Jul-15 10:52:27

Just realise I'm luring people in with the wrong title, sorry, should say poo not boo haha!

TattyDevine Thu 30-Jul-15 10:54:31

Its just the bulk of the veg and fruit, non starch polysacchrides, fibre basically. Mine used to poo lots, drove me mad. I was almost jealous of my friends with constipated babies (ok not really but I sure did get fed up of changing nappies). Always the minute we went out! Arghrrr.

I think its fine really.

Fatmomma99 Thu 30-Jul-15 10:58:57

I wouldn't be worried unless there's a change in consistency of if she looks uncomfortable when passing. If you're worried, quick chat with your HV?

Birdsgottafly Thu 30-Jul-15 11:34:13

My Granddaughter (BF) had to be put on Lactolose from 6 weeks, for constipation.

She is now 7 months and eating well, mainly finger foods, Toast, Veg and fruit.

She "go's" at least a few times a day.

They find what right for them by around 10-12 months.

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