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2 months into BLW and we're into adult poo territory...and straining.. advice please

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Tconvert Mon 25-Jul-11 19:26:18

Over past two days my 8 month DS's poo has really taken an adult turn! He's also straining a fair amount...he turned really red today and I worry he might get constipation.

Are there any foods that are particularly bad? He drinks (what I think) is a lot of water...

RitaMorgan Mon 25-Jul-11 20:47:27

Does he eat a lot of bananas?

tortilla Mon 25-Jul-11 20:51:43

I think dairy can be fairly bad as well.

I wouldn't worry so much about trying to exclude things that are constipating, so much as trying to include plenty of things that do the opposite - prunes, figs etc. - and also make sure your DS has lots of fruit or veg with a high water content too (e.g. cucumber, tomatoes, oranges). Both of my DCs have loved prunes from an early age and they've been brilliant for sorting them out if they've got a bit constipated. In the first month or two, this was more common as their guts got used to solids, but then it settled down and wasn't a problem so much so hopefully he'll be fine. But straining and going red in the face is pretty normal for babies once they're on solids actually! So long as they are producing when doing this, then it's fairly typical I think!

Tconvert Mon 25-Jul-11 21:04:32

No he doesn't eat a lot of bananas, and I am careful with diary. He eats lots of nectarines, strawberrys, apricots - I'll get some prunes tomorrow. He scared me with his red face! He was in the high chair at the time eating and he went so red and concentrated so hard, for a second I thought he was choking shock

TittyBojangles Tue 26-Jul-11 09:33:16

We have the same issues, and the pooing ALWAYS happens when in his highchair eating tea... lovely! My DS doesn't take much water but I bf on demand and he has LOADS of fruit. Some days are worse than others, mango seemed to help, but could have been a coincidence?

MissRedIndie Tue 26-Jul-11 13:49:18

we had the same thing when I first started weaning dd. Pureed prunes and apricots sorted her out in a matter of hours, and she's not been as bad since. Probably just takes them a while to get used to processing food.

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