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Can I ask another question about poop?

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 19:26:06

Sorry to keep returning to this topic! fsad

Are the solid food poop and constipation poop pics correct on this website?

www.babycenter.com/baby-poop-photos

My DS did a poop today that looked like the constipation one and I just wanted to confirm that it is indeed constipation and not a normal poop sad

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 19:26:37

He’s 8 months old and on solids btw...

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Ohalrightthen Tue 05-Jan-21 19:37:00

Generally speaking if it's squishable it's fine. More important than the consistency of the poop is your baby's behaviour. Was he uncomfortable? Straining? In pain beforehand?

dementedpixie Tue 05-Jan-21 19:42:34

I think there should be a poo in between their solid food and constipation poo picture where the poo is formed but still soft.

Ohalrightthen Tue 05-Jan-21 19:50:34

dementedpixie

I think there should be a poo in between their solid food and constipation poo picture where the poo is formed but still soft.

Me too

newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 19:54:06

Thanks for replies.

@Ohalrightthen he was straining a bit (went red in the face and I noticed a tear from one of his eyes) but wasn’t making any noise, so I don’t think it was too painful?! What’s worrying me is that he’s only pooping once every 3-4 days, despite being on 2 solid meals a day now. His last poop was Saturday.

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 19:55:41

Generally speaking if it's squishable it's fine

I’m not sure about that - I didn’t try blush

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dementedpixie Tue 05-Jan-21 19:55:50

Are they still having plenty of milk and are they having water with meals? What solids are they having as some cause constipation more than others?

dementedpixie Tue 05-Jan-21 19:56:30

And are they breast or bottle fed?

harrietm1987 Tue 05-Jan-21 19:57:39

Look up the Bristol stool chart - that’s what medics use.

newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:00:50

@dementedpixie he’s on 800-840ml of formula a day. He tends to have porridge with puréed fruit for breakfast and then something like blended chicken, veg and potato for lunch. This morning I gave him a prune pouch for breakfast though to try to get things moving, plus some pineapple and melon pieces as finger food.

I think the big issue is water. I’ve tried all sorts of cups but he just doesn’t seem interested at all. He’s probably having about 20ml a day, 30ml at most. I even tried giving it to him from a milk bottle in desperation, but he wouldn’t drink from that either! I don’t know what else I can do?!

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:02:38

Look up the Bristol stool chart - that’s what medics use.

I had a look at that, and DS’s poop didn’t seem to fit any of the images on the chart..! It was kind of wedge shaped!

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:03:26

BTW he’s always been formula fed on the same formula, so there’s no change there...

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harrietm1987 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:04:43

newmum234

*Look up the Bristol stool chart - that’s what medics use.*

I had a look at that, and DS’s poop didn’t seem to fit any of the images on the chart..! It was kind of wedge shaped!

I think it’s more about the texture/consistency than shape.

dementedpixie Tue 05-Jan-21 20:06:03

Was it wedge shaped from being squashed in the nappy? Which suggests it was still soft enough to squash
Sounds like plenty of milk which counts towards fluid intake too

newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:21:35

Was it wedge shaped from being squashed in the nappy? Which suggests it was still soft enough to squash

That’s true, it could have been!

Does milk count towards fluid intake then - which means I don’t need to stress too mush about the lack of water issue?

I think it’s more about the texture/consistency than shape.

In terms of texture it was quite smooth!

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dementedpixie Tue 05-Jan-21 20:24:36

Yes milk counts as fluid as its mainly water
Mine liked the tommee tippee first cup for water but only took a few sips at a time to start with

newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:27:14

Thanks @dementedpixie. Should I be worried about the frequency of the pooping (3-4 days)? Maybe when I increase to 3 meals a day he will go more often? How long did it take your baby to get the hang of drinking water?

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newmum234 Tue 05-Jan-21 20:28:42

If he was in pain whilst pooping would he be shouting/crying? The fact he had a tear roll down his cheek whilst going makes me think he’s straining quite hard sad

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newmum234 Wed 06-Jan-21 16:44:08

Pleased to say we’ve had a bit of progress today - after yesterday’s poop he did another, runnier one earlier! I’m just hoping these more frequent poops become a regular thing now! grin

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