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Titsalinabumsquash Tue 16-Apr-13 07:30:52

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?

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Tue 16-Apr-13 07:33:44

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.

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Tue 16-Apr-13 07:36:27

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.

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 16-Apr-13 07:41:02

Ugh, getting in with my GP is a mission in itself, how long is it advisable to wait before seeing someone?

Fragglewump Tue 16-Apr-13 07:52:42

My hv told me to give my baby orange juice (diluted with water if need be) to move things along as she was always bunged up - especially when travelling for some reason!?!

ohforfoxsake Tue 16-Apr-13 07:57:35

A bottle of boiled, cooled (but still warm) water?

Agree avoid banana, it's dreadful for bunging up.

I used to give mine a dried fruit compote (boil up dried apricot, prune, apple and pear in a little water til soft and blend). You can give this as it is or add it to yogurt.

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 16-Apr-13 08:12:27

I'll try all these things, thanks smile

GingerDoodle Tue 16-Apr-13 21:00:16

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!

FeelingHip Wed 17-Apr-13 09:02:15

both my DS have been prone to this problem and kiwi seems to sort them both out!

HeyMicky Wed 17-Apr-13 09:04:53

Second the suggestion of kiwi. Also diluted prune or orange juice. FWIW, DD is 7 months and poos anywhere from 3 times a day to every 3 days

SkinnyLove Wed 17-Apr-13 09:10:34

I sorted out myfive week old with 1oz oj in 5oz warm water (hD been boiled obvs). He took a few sips 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.

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 17-Apr-13 09:48:38

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. grin

blacktreaclecat Fri 19-Apr-13 14:12:41

Diluted orange juice helps here too

Andromaca Fri 19-Apr-13 14:23:41

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...

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