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Is my baby constipated?

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milpool Sun 24-Jul-16 11:14:14

DD is 14 months. Breastfed and eats a good range of food (3 meals a day; we did BLW so she's always just got stuck in to solid food).

For the past few months her poo has been very solid. I hadn't really thought much of it as she's not in pain with it, her stomach isn't hard etc. When she has a bowel movement she does strain a little but like I say it doesn't seem painful for her. But, her stools are very solid; often round balls rather than softer pieces.

We eat wholemeal bread, she has plenty of fruit, so I think she's getting enough fibre. She has water with her meals and milk on demand. I saw something that said "if the poo can roll, it's too hard" and, well, hers definitely could roll blush so I don't know if this is normal or something I need to deal with.

Davinaaddict Sun 24-Jul-16 15:51:39

If it's been going on so long, then it might be something you need to look at. Does she have drinks of water between meals as well? If not maybe try that? I used to always make sure mine had a drink of water within reach all day, but even so mine still went through periods of different poo, so it's probably not anything to worry about too much.

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