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Constipation in weaning baby. When to seek medical help.

(9 Posts)
Belleende Sun 10-Jan-16 04:43:04

Have 6.5 mo a few weeks into weaning. She is constipated. Really struggles to poo, cries whilst doing it.
She is pooing once per day, quite hard pellets. She has a little tear by her anus from Straining.
I have been feeding her mostly root veg mash, apple sauce, Porridge with berries and prunes and little orange segments and some finger food. Have been getting as much water into her as possible.

Should I just keep trying to get as much fluid into her as possible and adjusting her diet. When should I think about going to the docs?

Picklesauage Mon 11-Jan-16 21:32:55

We were advised to remove the wheat and oats for a week when this happened. Also to use pear as a natural laxative.

Also if using bottles and formula remove a scoop of powder when making it up. (Only if gaining weight normally) so for example only use 5 scoops in a 6 oz bottle.

BedTimeNow Mon 11-Jan-16 21:39:46

I would stop giving the porridge and apple sauce for now.

when my dc had bad constipation I would buy prunes in a tin and use 2 of the prunes (take the stones out) and mash and then mix with plain natural yoghurt and give it for breakfast.

it always worked and made dc poo much softer after about 2 days. Told my DSis and now she makes it for her dc when they're constipated.

bittapitta Mon 11-Jan-16 21:46:03

Sounds like a lot of food for a 6.5mo! Maybe cut back to 2 meals maximum or even 1 plus snacks and remember she still needs lots of milk.

BumWad Mon 11-Jan-16 22:21:41

Hi I find Greek yoghurt really helps my 7 month old go he's on infant gaviscon and formula too

Belleende Tue 12-Jan-16 01:38:10

Thanks all. I know It is a lot of food, but she Loves her grub! I have been putting dried prunes in all All fruity stuff, I will try tinned and pears as well. Poor mite. It is no fun

LittleBearPad Tue 12-Jan-16 02:18:21

You can get Ella's puréed prunes. Is she still having all her milk? Maybe cut down the food for now.

jobrum Tue 12-Jan-16 02:58:00

My dd went fir over a week without pooung when we were weaning her. Also used lots of wizzed up dried prunes. I'd also add the prune mush to water and give her some as a drink with breakfast. She didn't strain though, just stopped going.

Be assured it doesn't last forever, their bodies get used to digesting the food. Then everytime you change a dirty nappy you will wish she still had a milk only diet!

Belleende Tue 12-Jan-16 15:37:03

Progress today. Stopped the root veg mash, stuch with fruit and spuds.Two decent poos with no tears and only a wee bit of straining. And she has been sleeping waaaaay better. Hurrah

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