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Have just started weaning, DD constipated is this normal?

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Justtrying Mon 26-Sep-11 17:35:24

Hi have just returned from holiday and have just started weaning dd, only tastes really, apple puree and pear puree, dd loves it but is constipated. Is weaning the cause or the fact its a change of water in her formula, she was slightly constipated during first few days on holiday.
Have got some fresh figs that i can cook and puree tomorrow if it continues.

dotty2 Mon 26-Sep-11 17:42:58

Not necessarily normal. DD2 used to get hideously constipated if she had apple puree. Which was a right pain, as all the ready made early baby foods seem to have it in. It's the pectin, apparently - has the same effect on poo as on jam (i.e. makes it set...). Leaving it out made a dramatic difference.

katesterb Tue 27-Sep-11 15:13:26

My DS got constipated at the start of weaning and still does now. I make sure he has something with prunes in every other day and he doesn't really get constipated. Banana's was DS problem i think.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 28-Sep-11 10:03:20

Not necessarily normal Justtrying, it could be a sign that DD isn't quite ready for solids yet, is she 6 months?

bankholiday Thu 29-Sep-11 08:25:05

I started weaning DS at 23 weeks and he was constipated for about 2 weeks, he was still pooing every day but was uncomfortable.  Does she take water with her meals? Dried apricots soaked in water for a few hours and then pureed helped DS. Also, if your DD is 6 months and not allergic to wheat, she can have wheat pillows/weetabix soaked in milk and this should help.

Also, what do you mean there is a change of water in her formula? 

DilysPrice Thu 29-Sep-11 08:28:06

Second apricot.

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