My baby hasn't pooed in 2 days, he usually goes several times a day but since starting weaning he can't seem to cope with the solid poos. He seems to be in discomfort with it, I have massaged his tummy and cycled his legs and put him in a warm bath, is there anything else I can do to help get out the backlog?
Pear is good for getting things moving, and prunes and apples to a lesser extent. Avoid banana for a few days that tends to have the opposite effect. It's quite normal for their system to take a while to settle once you start weaning.
Posted too soon. Meant to add that if he's really uncomfortable your GP can give you something to shift things along. Dd1 had a big bottle of oily stuff when she was little that sorted her out revoltingly in no time.
How old is your DS? My DD is rather prone to it, when I first started to wean her and she got constipated I cut down on solids, up her milk and gave her baby fruit juice and water on top. Now we are a bit further down the line I make sure she has fruit and yogurt each day and offer water or juice as well as her milk.
I also avoid things with banana in as that seems to be a trigger.
O and bowel patterns can change both ways - my DD went from pooing every 3 days! to every other nappy!
I sorted out myfive week old with 1oz oj in 5oz warm water (hD been boiled obvs). He took a few sips only....an hour later bingo! My doctir said its not a great solution though as it can react with the milk. For me, it was the answer...i was pretty desperate.
Thanks for all the replies and advice, he's 6 months, doesn't really have banana, he eats mainly veg and fruit. Finally went yesterday late morning but nothing again since, maybe he's going to be a once every 1-2 days baby. We're going swimming today so knowing my luck he'll unload in the pool.
I use my mum remedy when mine are constipated: I boil an apple (peeled and corked) in a little bit of water with a tiny little bit of sugar and a splash of lemon juice until is soft. I then mash the apple (when is warm but not old) and give it to the kids: it usually works in a couple of hours.
If it is me or my husband we add some cognac, but that's for grown up only...