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Feeding and constipation

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greeneone12 Wed 08-Jun-11 10:09:57

DD 7 months has feeds at 5am, 8am, 11am, 3pm and 6pm. She also has a bit of food three times a day. She only sips water as is learning with a cup. Is that enough fluids? She goes bright red and makes straining noises when going to the loo. Tried some prunes which helped temporarily but now she is the same again sad The food I am giving her is all veg and fruit. Can't understand it!

MigGril Wed 08-Jun-11 16:33:30

Maybe to much food. It does take a while for there system's to ajust. I think the WHO say's two meals a day at 7months.

Beleive it or not two much fibber in babies/young children is not good. I don't think your supposed to give brown bread untill at lest 2years if I remeber correctly.

RitaMorgan Wed 08-Jun-11 17:09:34

I agree it takes a while for their digestive systems to settle down - my ds was an ethusiastic eater and definitely on 3 meals by 7 months, but still suffered from a bit of constipation.

I added a bit of fruit juice to his water to get him to drink more, prunes, oranges etc and cut back on the bananas as they are very constipating.

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