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BLW - poo check please!

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MacMomo Wed 29-Jun-11 07:58:47

Just starting BLW with carrots. Are they supposed to come out the other end undigested (ie totally recognisable pieces)? Or does this mean baby's digestive system isn't ready yet (she's 6 months)?

HettyAmaretti Wed 29-Jun-11 08:01:04

Mine always had this too, it reduces gradually. Is normal and a handy way of seeing if / what they've managed to swallow.

HettyAmaretti Wed 29-Jun-11 08:01:37

As in two DC, both BLW'd from 6 months...

VeronicaCake Wed 29-Jun-11 08:04:24

Totally normal. Raisins will come out as little reconstituted grapes and I still shudder when I remember the first time DD had blueberries.

Oh and if/when you give fish for the first time be prepared for some shocking green poos.

sacredcow Wed 29-Jun-11 08:07:27

Yup completely normal. I also had the Blueberry Nappy Shock!

VeronicaCake Wed 29-Jun-11 08:16:43

sacredcow we should start a support group

MacMomo Wed 29-Jun-11 11:08:23

yay! thanks for the blueberry warning - don't want my fluffy nappies turning blue!

AKMD Wed 29-Jun-11 12:56:50

Totally normal. I second the dried fruit and blueberry warnings too...

Zara75 Wed 29-Jun-11 13:10:48

Nothing to worry about but you can give her some baby stomach ease tea which will help her to digest. It's calming too...VERY helpful in the evenings..

gallicgirl Wed 29-Jun-11 13:25:30

If all this food is coming out the other end, what are they actually digesting? confused

Or is it a case of the gut taking a few weeks to get used to new functions?

HettyAmaretti Wed 29-Jun-11 13:51:37

Yes, as I understand it, BLW gives the child the chance to slowly increase the amount they take i and because it's chunks the gut has the opportunity to slowly adapt to digesting stuff other than milk.

Quenelle Wed 29-Jun-11 13:59:15

Banana comes out as little black strands.

I still recognise lots of foods in DS's poo, and he's 2.

NotOutingMyselfToday Wed 29-Jun-11 14:27:06

Yes, and undigested banana stains like hell. Black bits all over evryrhing.

gallicgirl Wed 29-Jun-11 16:05:00

Makes mental note not to feed banana to DD. Fecking stuff stinks anyway so fat chance of that happening.

japhrimel Wed 29-Jun-11 21:43:37

The BLW forum is always useful!

devonshiredumpling Wed 29-Jun-11 23:05:58

try feediny you little one sweetcorn and see what happens

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